WhatsApp payments and transfers are now available in Brazil for individual users and small businesses. Facebook’s commitment to payments and microtransfers , which will gradually be activated in the rest of the world, will allow you to send money and make purchases in businesses without leaving your chat.
After this first launch, the international deployment should be relatively fast, since this functionality is supported by Facebook Pay, which the company launched last year. With this new function we will be able to buy products and send the payment through the same application . As Facebook explains in its blog:
This service, which is free for users, is increasingly looking to use Facebook tools to make payments . According to the company, this will simplify the way in which payments are sent and help more and more companies to join the digital economy.
Although the convenience of being able to make payments and transfers via messaging is indisputable, the truth is that the most critical voices are wary of Facebook’s treatment of this information .
For now, with this first release only available in Brazil, we will have to wait for this functionality to arrive in Spain. When it does, after configuring our compatible credit card, we can send money just like we can send a photo or a message.
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Meanwhile, with WWDC less than a week away, Apple is expected to announce dates for the arrival of its banking services such as Apple Pay Cash or the Apple Card outside the United States where it is available for now.