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"We're excited to have launched a successful pilot of WhatsApp Payments on the UPI standard, and we are looking forward to expanding it," Cathcart told CNET in an email. "WhatsApp Payments will make it as easy to pay someone on WhatsApp as it is to send a message."
The company is looking to launch WhatsApp Pay in other international markets, Business Today said. According to that report, WhatsApp last year said it had developed a payments data storing system that complied with the Reserve Bank of India's policies.
First published at 2:45 p.m. PT on July 25. Updated on July 30 at 1:17 p.m. PT: adds statement from WhatsApp.