WhatsApp today announced that users in Brazil can now pay their local small business right within WhatsApp chat experience starting today. This new payment feature will help people looking to buy and sell on WhatsApp without having to use a payments website, another payments app or pay in person. This payment feature is rolling out to a small number of businesses starting today and will be available to more in the coming months.
- Pay for goods and services using Mastercard and Visa debit, credit and pre-paid cards issued by the numerous banks participating in the service.
- Small businesses using the WhatsApp Business app can link a supported payment partner – such as Cielo, Mercado Pago or Rede – and create an order within the app to securely accept payments from their customers.
As expected, user’s card numbers are encrypted and securely stored, and people are required to create a Payment PIN and use it for each payment. Also, WhatsApp is now offering customer support for this new payments feature.