Whatsapp Will Launch Its Own Payment Service This Year

By | August 11, 2019

Whatsapp Will Launch Its Own Payment Service This Year

Whatsapp Will Launch Its Own Payment Service This Year

Whatsapp Will Launch Its Own Payment Service This Year

WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.

WhatsApp’s client application runs on mobile devices, but is also accessible from Windows and Mac desktop computers, as long as the user’s mobile device remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app.

The service requires users to provide a standard cellular mobile number for registering with the service. Users could originally communicate only with individuals or informal groups on WhatsApp, but in January 2018, WhatsApp released a standalone business app targeted at small business owners, called WhatsApp Business, to allow companies to communicate with customers who use the standard WhatsApp client.

However, The client application was created by WhatsApp Inc. of Mountain View, California, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US$19.3 billion only. By February 2018, WhatsApp had over one and a half billion users,making it the world’s most popular messaging application at the time.

It has become the primary means of communication in multiple countries, including Brazil, India, Pakistan and large parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom and France now.

WhatsApp was officially made available for PCs through a web client, under the name WhatsApp Web, in late January 2015 through an announcement made by Koum on his Facebook page: “Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device—this means all of your messages still live on your phone”.
The WhatsApp user’s handset must still be connected to the Internet for the browser application to function. All major desktop browsers are supported except for Internet Explorer. WhatsApp Web’s user interface is based on the default Android one.[citation needed]

As of January 21, 2015, the desktop version was only available to Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users. Later on, it also added support for iOS, Nokia Series 40, and Nokia S60 (Symbian).

An unofficial derivative called WhatsAppTime has been developed, which is a standard Win32 application for PCs and supports notifications through the Windows notification area.There are similar solutions for macOS, such as the open-source ChitChat.

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