Whatsapp UPI Payment featured

Get Whatsapp UPI payment feature

Whatsapp is one of the leading messaging apps which is used worldwide by people of various countries. One of the best methods to send a message to somebody is by adding their contact numbers in the phonebook. Whatsapp has introduced a new payment method called UPI(Unified Payment Interface) which is being used by many different apps like Google Pay(previously known as TEZ), PhonePe, BHIM etc. But this feature is invite-only and not available to all the Whatsapp users. So today I will tell how to get Whatsapp UPI payment feature.

What is UPI?

UPI stands for Unified Payment Interface. It is a method to transfer money instantly from one bank account to another using UPI ID. You don’t need the account number, IFSC or any other details of the recipient. The UPI transfer happens instantly without any working day restriction. Also, it is totally free and there is no fee to make transfers using UPI. One just needs to choose the bank and enter the mobile number to add bank account to the UPI account of any app like Whatsapp, BHIM, Google Pay, PhonePe or PayTM.

How to get Whatsapp UPI Payment feature?

  1. Update Whatsapp to the latest version.
  2. Drop me a Whatsapp message here and I will activate the feature for you. People who already have the payment feature can activate this feature for others.
  3. One needs to open chat with the person who wants Whatsapp UPI payment feature. Then he/she needs to press the attach button and tap on “Payment” option. You will get a popup saying that the other person has not setup payment, you can ‘Notify them’.
  4. Once you press Notify, the other person will also start seeing the Payment feature inside the attach option.

 

How to setup Whatsapp UPI Payment?

  1. To setup go to ‘Settings’ in Whatsapp->Payment’.
  2. Press ‘Add new account’ option.
  3. Choose your Bank from the list.
  4. Then choose the SIM card(phone number) which is linked to your bank account.
  5. If the SIM card(phone number) was linked, it will send SMS and show you the bank details.
  6. Once done, the bank account will be added to the list.

How to send money with Whatsapp UPI payment feature?

  1. Just go to the person chat whom you want to send money through Whatsapp UPI payment feature.
  2. Tap the attach button, and choose the payment option.
  3. Enter the amount and a note in the field options. Make sure the bank account mentioned on the top is correct.
  4. Next enter the UPI pin on the next screen.
  5. Once you do that, the other person will receive the amount instantly.

This is how you get Whatsapp UPI Payment feature. You can set it up to send payments to friends/family members instantly. It involves no charge and works even on holidays. I would say that this is one of the best features introduced by India to transfer money instantly. Plus you don’t need to remember the account details or register people as a beneficiary to send payments across. Plus it is bank to bank and there are no wallets involved in between. I hope you understood how to get Whatsapp UPI payment feature. If you still have any doubts, then please mention them in the comment section below.

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Send Whatsapp message without saving number

Whatsapp is one of the most preferred app when it comes to messaging. One of the main reason being that it works with phone number as the identity and most of the people are found on the same platform. One can send various types of media file like photo, video & documents too. But you need to save the number if you want to message somebody. This is one of the drawbacks if you are running a business and do not wish to save the number everytime. So today I will share how to send whatsapp message without saving number. This involves two methods – one is through third party Android app and second one is through a browser link(works for both Android & iPhone).

How to send whatsapp message without saving number?

how to send whatsapp message without saving number

Method 1 – Through 3rd party app(Only for Android | iPhone users scroll down)

  1. Go to playstore and download “Direct Open for whatsapp chat“.
  2. Install and give the contacts access permission.
  3. Once you provide the permission, this app will be able to see your call logs and then you can directly choose an unsaved contact to send Whatsapp message.
  4. You also have a field where you can enter the unsaved number to message them directly on Whatsapp without saving it on phonebook.
  5. After you provide the number or choose it from call log, the app launches official Whatsapp messenger. It is totally safe to use this app as the messages are going through original Whatsapp app.

Method 2 – Using Browser Link :

For iPhone:

  1. Open this LINK on safari browser.
  2. It has the option to enter mobile number and send message. This also opens the official Whatsapp app with the unsaved contact.
  3. You can use this as an app by clicking the share button and then tapping on “Add to home screen” option.

For Android:

  1. Open this LINK on Chrome browser.
  2. Again it has the same option to enter mobile number and send message. This opens up the official Whatsapp app with unsaved contact.
  3. You can use this as an app by clicking on three dots option button and then choosing “Add to home screen” option.

Both the methods mentioned are quite similar, but I prefer using Android app. The benefit is that it can access my call log and I can directly send Whatsapp message without having to type the number. You can share the trick to send whatsapp message without saving number with your friends if this proved helpful to you. Any doubts can be posted in the comment section and will be addressed as soon as possible.