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WhatsApp’s UPI payments feature is already in use in India, according to WABetainfo, but the feature is not available to everyone.

However, Indian people — who do not have the option — could enable it by sending a payment request.

“Payments requests are the way to enable the feature for a contact. It’s totally free and this action will immediately make available UPI Payments for the recipient of the request,” said WABetainfo.

WhatsApp is working on a new section to introduce UPI Payments.

“We don’t know if WhatsApp is developing this new section because there will be a new announcement that will allow everyone in India to send UPI Payments by default without any payment request, but it’s a possibility,” it added.

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