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id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> WhatsApp Pay could launch soon.

Angela Lang/CNET WhatsApp is launching a payments system later this year, starting in India. Will Cathcart, the Facebook subsidiary's global head, said Wednesday the company has been testing its payments in India since last year, huawei y6 2019 specs according to Business Today.

The messaging app has 400 million users in India and 1.5 billion globally, the report says, huawei p20 lite specs with the payments announcement coming as Facebook begins its play into cryptocurrency. Facebook last month unveiled the global digital coin, samsung galaxy a50 antutu a40 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs which will be managed by a governing body called the Libra Association and through a wallet service named Calibra. Libra is intended to be used to purchase products, send money internationally and make donations -- but it cannot launch in India, huawei p20 lite specs where cryptocurrency is essentially banned.

Now playing: Watch this: Facebook's a giant, but its supporters don't think it... 2:15 "We're excited to have launched a successful pilot of WhatsApp Payments on the UPI standard, and we are looking forward to expanding it," Cathcart told CNET in an email. "WhatsApp Payments will make it as easy to pay someone on WhatsApp as it is to send a message."

The company is looking to launch WhatsApp Pay in other international markets, Business Today said. According to that report, WhatsApp last year said it had developed a payments data storing system that complied with the Reserve Bank of India's policies.

First published at 2:45 p.m. PT on July 25.
Updated on July 30 at 1:17 p.m. PT: adds statement from WhatsApp.

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