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Thursday 3 December 2020

WhatsApp may update its Terms of Service in the coming yearUsers lose access if they don’t accept

WhatsApp may update its Terms of Service in the coming year

Users lose access if they don’t accept

WhatsApp’s new terms will show how user data is processed

  • WhatsApp announced the launch of the payment service on its official blog
  • The service will be launched in India in phases, initially benefiting 20 million users

WhatsApp users may lose access if they don't accept new terms of service. The popular messaging service will reportedly update its terms of service in the coming year, that will take effect starting February 8. If users do not agree to the new privacy rules, however, they could lose access to the messaging app. WABetaInfo shared a screenshot of the new Terms and Privacy Policy Updates, where it's clearly stated that users can either accept the new terms, or ‘delete' their accounts. The Facebook-owned app confirmed separately that all users must agree or lose access otherwise.

In its report, WABetaInfo shared screenshots that showed that the Terms and Privacy Policy will be updated. It showed that key updates will include more information about WhatsApp's service and how user data is processed. It will also include information on how businesses can use Facebook-hosted services to store and manage chats.

Discussions were constantly going on from Facebook to launch WhatsApp Pay to the Government of India. However, it has now been approved. A press release was released on Thursday by the National Payments Corporation of India. "Go Live has been approved for the WhatsApp payment system," it said. WhatsApp owner Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement that users will not be charged for using the payment service.

The payment model was allowed to go phase wise live

According to him, the payment model of WhatsApp has been allowed to go live in phases. That is, it can be made live in different phases. Initially the company has got approval of 20 million (2 crore) UPI user base, but later its area will be increased in graded manor.

This is how this feature will work

WhatsApp payments will be available in ten regional languages ​​in India. If your WhatsApp app already has a payment option, you can use it now. Otherwise you can check the payment option by updating WhatsApp.

To use WhatsApp Payments, customers need to have a debit card that supports UPI. By going to WhatsApp Payment option, you can select the bank and activate it by filling in the details.

WhatsApp said in its statement, from today, WhatsApp users in the country will be able to pay with this app. WhatsApp has teamed up with the National Payments Corporation of India to develop a UPI based payment interface and also focuses on data localization.
WhatsApp has contracted with five major banks for payment services. These include ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, SBI and JIo Payments Bank.

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WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.


• NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don't have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.

• MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

• FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they're in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can't access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).


• GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.

• WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer's browser.

• NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There's no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.*

• SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone's existing address book.

• ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you're always logged in so you don't miss messages. No more confusion about whether you're logged in or logged out.

Notably that. Money can be sent from WhatsApp not only to WhatsApp but from WhatsApp to any UPI supported app. This means that even if someone is not using WhatsApp payment, you will be able to make payment through WhatsApp.

According to WhatsApp, payment will be secure here and a UPI PIN will be required for the transaction. The WhatsApp payment will be available on both Android and iOS platforms, the company said in a statement. Users can update the app for it.

Paytm will get a bump

With the launch of this service, Paytm, Google Pay and Phone Pay will have a huge impact in the digital payment market. There are currently more than 45 third-party apps offering UPI-based payments services, including Google Pay, Amazon Pay, Flipkart and Phone Pay. In addition, 140 banks such as Paytm Payments Bank, Airtel Payments Bank and Axis Bank also offer these services.

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