Co-founder of Facebook and owner of WHATSAPP, Mark Zuckerberg has announced the launching of using WhatsApp to send and receive money in Brazil, the first country to witness such developments.
According to the US billionaire, he wrote via his official Facebook page, “Today we’re starting to launch payments for people using WhatsApp in Brazil. We’re making sending and receiving money as easy as sharing photos. We’re also enabling small businesses to make sales right within WhatsApp.”
“To do this, we’re building on Facebook Pay, which provides a secure and consistent way to make payments across our apps. I want to thank all of our partners for making this possible. We’re working with local banks, including Banco do Brasil, Nubank, Sicredi as well as Cielo, the leading payments processor for merchants in Brazil.”
He added that, Brazil is the first country where we’re widely rolling out payments in WhatsApp. More to come soon!