Connect with us

WhatsApp

WhatsApp may soon request ID verification to make payments

Published

on

WhatsApp

WhatsApp will soon ask users to verify their identity in order to pay on the platform. Recently, new strings seen in the latest release of WhatsApp beta suggest that the messenger will require users to download confirmation documents in order to continue using payments on WhatsApp.

At present, when you set up WhatsApp Pay in India, the service only verifies the phone number connected to your bank account to enable UPI-based transactions. In Brazil, the messenger uses Facebook Pay to verify credit or debit cards for users to make payments easier. Currently, the app does not require users to submit any authentication documents to make payments.

The latest WhatsApp v2.21.22.6 beta (via-XDA) includes a few new strings that suggest that users may need to submit ID verification documents in order to continue using payments. While it is not sure why WhatsApp would require users to verify their identity in order to make payments.

Read More:

WhatsApp may request ID verification in order to make payments:

Some UPI-based applications, such as Google Pay and PhonePe, do not require users to submit any transfer or refund documents. However, wallet applications such as PayTM request KYC verification in accordance with RBI guidelines. This leads us to believe that WhatsApp may be working for the WhatsApp Pay wallet, which will require users to submit ID documents.

WhatsApp is yet to issue an official announcement about this change. As new cables have recently entered the beta version, it may be some time before the company discloses any details.

Aside from SammyFans’ official Twitter and Facebook page, you can also join our Telegram channel and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of every latest development in Samsung and One UI ecosystem. Also, you can follow us on Google News for regular updates.

Hey, Camila is here! From the very beginning, I love using Samsung phones like a die-hard fan. Apart from detailing One UI features for readers, I love exploring different apps of the Samsung ecosystem with a cup of tea!

WhatsApp

WhatsApp to extend QR-based chat transfer feature for old Android, iOS phones

Published

on

WhatsApp Chat History transfer feature

WhatsApp is simplifying the process of transferring chat history from one phone to another through a new feature. The fresh beta (2.24.13.6) update of WhatsApp introduces a new way for a seamless transfer of conversations from an old phone to a new one, without the need for Google Drive backups.

With Beta 2.23.9.19, WhatsApp brought a QR code-based system that allows users to move their chat history directly between Android devices. The beta new update suggests the possibility of extending this feature to allow cross-platform chat history transfers, potentially including iOS devices.

Presently, WhatsApp supports chat history transfers between iOS and Android, but it’s limited to newer Android versions and requires a physical cable. The new update aims to eliminate these restrictions to offer a universal solution for all users. This new feature would be a significant improvement over the current chat transferring method.

The details of how this new universal transfer feature will work are not yet clear, as it is still under development. Through this, WhatsApp aims to provide a more user-friendly and universally applicable migration solution.

WhatsApp Chat history transfer feature

Continue Reading

WhatsApp

WhatsApp bringing recent community media feature for group chats

Published

on

WhatsApp Recent Media feature

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature for community group chats with the latest beta (2.24.13.4) update. The recent community media feature of WhatsApp aims to make it easier for users to find and manage shared content.

The new feature will provide a dedicated section to view all media shared within their community groups, including photos, videos, and GIFs, as well as documents and links.

Moreover, the recent media feature of WhatsApp will list the shared items and display the size of each file, helping users manage their phone storage better. This is mainly useful for identifying and removing large files that may be consuming excessive space.

This update is still in the development phase and will be released in a future version of WhatsApp. The feature is expected to improve the community group chat experience by updating and organizing shared media.

WhatsApp Recent Media feature

Continue Reading

WhatsApp

Latest WhatsApp Beta lets you pin two favourite channels on Android

Published

on

WhatsApp Chat History transfer feature

WhatsApp is releasing a new beta update with version 2.24.13.3, which brings a new feature that allows users to pin their most important channels to the top of their channel list.

The new feature is currently available to a limited number of beta testers. It makes it easier for users to keep track of their top two preferred channels.

Previously, users had to scroll through all their channels to find the ones they visited usually. The new pinning feature of WhatsApp simplifies this by letting users select up to two channels to pin at the top of their list. This feature is saving time and improving overall app navigation.

To pin a channel, users simply choose the channel and use the pin option in the app’s top bar. Once pinned, the channel will remain at the top of the list for easy access.

Moreover, the update also includes the ability to perform actions on multiple channels at once, such as muting or marking them as read. The new feature is expected to be rolled out to more beta testers soon.

WhatsApp Pin Channel feature

Continue Reading