WhatsApp may soon ask users to verify their identity to make payments

WhatsApp may soon ask users to verify their identity to make payments on the platform. New strings spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta release suggest that the messenger will require users to upload verification documents to continue using payments on WhatsApp.
An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.

Currently, when you set up WhatsApp Pay in India, the service only verifies the phone number linked to your bank account to enable UPI-based transactions. In Brazil, the messenger uses Facebook Pay to validate users’ credit or debit cards to facilitate payments. At the moment, the service doesn’t require users to submit any identity verification documents to make payments. However, that might …

Written By: Pranob Mehrotra

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/whatsapp-verify-identity-make-payments/

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