WhatsApp’s Novi integration for payments is now live for some users in the US

WhatsApp has been working on Novi wallet integration for payments for a while now. We first got wind of the feature in an APK teardown of WhatsApp v2.21.22.6 beta, which included new strings suggesting that WhatsApp might soon require identity verification for payments. We spotted even more strings related to the Novi wallet integration in WhatsApp v2.21.23.10 beta, revealing that the messenger would let users link their Novi accounts to the service to transfer money internationally. WhatsApp has now officially kicked off a pilot program in the US, giving some users access to the Novi integration.
In a recent tweet, Novi’s head Stephane Kasriel announced that a limited number of WhatsApp users in the US will be able to send and receive money using Novi starting today. For the unaware, Novi is a digital wallet from WhatsApp’s parent company that uses digital currencies to simplify international money transfers. The service is currently available in the US and Guatemala for sending an…

Written By: Pranob Mehrotra

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/whatsapp-novi-integration-live-some-users-us/

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