The payments option once rolled out to all users will allow them to make purchases directly on the app. However, the feature is now available only to select users with a global rollout likely soon.
WhatsApp for iOS now allows users to watch Facebook, Instagram videos within the app. Version 2.18.51 now adds in-line video playback of Facebook, Instagram videos without navigating away from the windows.
In addition to improved Facebook and Instagram integration, today's update also gives group administrators more capabilities. Some of its clients' Instagram Pages now offer this native payment for booking.
Earlier, if consumers clicked in an Instagram or even face book video connection, it'd available within their respective programs installed on tablets. They will also be able to make the payment for the booked table via Instagram. However, now new reports suggest that, once that happens, you will see ads within the WhatsApp messenger. A part of that initiative, Facebook is releasing a new update for WhatsApp iOS which will bring the ability to stream Instagram and Facebook videos within the application just like it used to for YouTube. For security, the registered profile can also be locked with a security pin code.
In March previous year, Instagram had announced that it planned to provide business profiles an option to allow users to book services directly on the app.
Instagram's rival platform Snapchat recently introduced its "Shoppable AR" to its platform - a feature that allows advertisers to sell products directly through their sponsored lenses. Insta payments is not as diverse as WhatsApp. If they can get higher conversion rates because people don't quit in the middle of checkout as the fill in their payment info, brands might prefer to push people to buy via Instagram.
Select the bank account which you want to link with WhatsApp Payments; You can also select the bank account the one you are using for the UPI transactions on other digital payments platforms.