WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature which will allow person-to-person payments. It’s just gone live in the past few hours, though only in one country right now: Brazil.
With this new addition, people will be able to send money securely or make a purchase from a local business without leaving their chat, WhatsApp said in a recent blog post.
“In addition, we’re making sending money to loved ones as easy as sending a message, which could not be more important as people are physically distant from one another. Because payments on WhatsApp are enabled by Facebook Pay, in the future we want to make it possible for people and businesses to use the same card information across Facebook’s family of apps,” the blog post further stated.
The new feature will later be made available to all users of the messaging app after the test run in Brazil.