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WhatsApp reportedly working on cashback feature to reward users for making payments

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Earlier, WhatsApp has released its payment service, WhatsApp Pay in India and Brazil. Although the service will still be available to all users, the messenger has begun to explore new features to promote acceptance.

In August this year, WhatsApp began testing a new button in the chat bar that brought WhatsApp Pay forward and allowed users to pay with a single tap. Now, it is reported to be working on the cashback feature to reward users for making payments.

According to WABetaInfo, it has seen an improvement feature in the latest release of WhatsApp beta (v2.21.20.3). As you can see from the attached screenshot, the feature can add a new payment shortcut over the Chats tab. The shortcut says: “Get cashback on your next payment.”

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While the shortcut itself does not disclose details about refunds, WABetaInfo reports that the feature will send users a refund within 48 hours of using the app. It will be limited to UPI payments in India, and users will receive a single refund. The refund amount is currently limited to ₹10 (~ $ 0.14), but that may change as the feature is removed from the stable release.

At the moment, it is not clear whether the refund feature will be available to all users or limited to those who have not sent a payment on WhatsApp. We expect WhatsApp to share more information when it officially announces this feature.

If you have not set up WhatsApp Pay by now, so get started. Note that the app is currently only available to 20 million WhatsApp users of 400 million in India. If you are not part of the pilot program, you may not be able to set up WhatsApp Pay on your phone. To check whether it is available on your phone or not, tap the three-dot menu button in the top right corner of the app and look for the Payments option.

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WhatsApp is working on a Favorite contacts chat filter feature for iOS 

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To make the conversation more convenient and offer users an improved experience, WhatsApp could soon add a favorite contacts chat filter feature for iOS devices. Notably, the favorite contact feature is currently in development and before its stable release, WhatsApp continues to enhance it.

According to the details, WhatsApp is working on a new custom chat filter feature for favorite contacts. This will help users quickly access and prioritize conversations with their favorite contacts, ensuring they never miss important messages from them.

To be mentioned, the addition of favorite contacts will allow users to customize their messaging experience to suit their preferences. It also ensures that users always remain connected with their most important contacts while managing their conversations efficiently.

The capability to designate favorite contacts will also offer significant benefits for users handling numerous conversations with a dedicated chat filter. By allowing users to mark specific contacts as favorites, WhatsApp will make it easier to prioritize important conversations.

However, the chat filter feature for favorite contacts is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app on iOS. It’s also worth mentioning that, this feature is also getting tested for the web version of WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp readying a new Media upload quality feature to maintain clarity of data 

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To offer users a more seamless experience than ever before, WhatsApp has been continuously making changes in its functionalities, and its recent example is the new Media upload quality feature. This will allow users to choose whether their photos and videos should be sent in high quality by default.

Yes, WhatsApp is readying a new feature called Media Upload quality which will eliminate the need to manually adjust settings for every photo and video. In simple words, it will help users enjoy sharing high-quality images and videos, ensuring that important details are always preserved.

With this new option, users of WhatsApp will be able to ensure that their images and videos are always shared in high quality, maintaining clarity and preserving important details. It also enables users to focus on their conversations rather than adjusting settings repeatedly.

Therefore, if the user decides to share images and videos in HD quality then they will be required to send the media as a document. Consequently, the useful feature which allows users to manage media upload quality is currently under development and it will be available in a future update of the app.

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WhatsApp Android App Updates – v2.24.5.5 beta

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WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.

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To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.

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Take a look at the features of WhatsApp

TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging

WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.

GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch

With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.

WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely

With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.

WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going

With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter

Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.

END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default

When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.

DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy

Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.

VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind

Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.

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