For users and small-town Brazilian business owners using WhatsApp, the massive tech corporation Meta has introduced a payment facility.
On Tuesday, the company announced via its website that WhatsApp users in Brazil may now make payments to companies over the app’s end-to-end encrypted chat.
Customers can use the functionality much like a shopping app, searching for products or services offered by nearby entrepreneurs, adding their desired purchases to virtual shopping carts, and paying for their purchases.
“The press release stated, “With only a few taps, WhatsApp users in Brazil can find businesses, browse products and services, add them to their carts, and make payments.
“Mastercard and Visa debit, credit, and pre-paid cards issued by the many banks taking part in the service can now be used to pay for goods and services. To securely take payments from their customers, small businesses using the WhatsApp Business app can attach a compatible payment partner, such as Cielo, Mercado Pago, or Rede, and create an order within the app.
As card numbers are “encrypted and securely kept,” the corporation guaranteed that the payment method was secure. Moreover, users will need to generate a special payment PIN for each transaction.
Although the feature is presently only accessible in Brazil, Meta said there are plans to make it accessible in additional nations.