Whatsapp Adds India’s Rupee ‘₹’ Symbol To Chat Box For Faster Digital Payments: Whatsapp’s addition of the rupee symbol in chatbox and feature additions such as QR code access by the camera app are ways to enhance user adoption in India
Following the launch of Whatsapp Pay in 2020, Whatsapp announced that it will introduce the Indian rupee (₹) symbol in the chatbox as a visual indicator for making payments easier for users on the platform – a slight change from the current solution that takes two steps to initiate payments.
The world’s largest chat platform is introducing new features to reduce friction for digital payments and make payments on Whatsapp easier for people – in a step that is likely to encourage more Indians to join the platform.
Additionally, the camera app will now be able to recognize all major QR codes for payments – enabling users to transfer money and make offline payments.
Whatsapp’s addition of the rupee symbol in the chatbox and feature additions such as QR code access by the camera app are ways to enhance user adoption in India amid the growing competitive space.
The introduction of better visual indicators on the messenger platform is designed to ensure that people stay within the Whatsapp interface for completing all end-to-end e-commerce transactions.