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You can finally make payments via WhatsApp in Brazil

You can finally make payments via WhatsApp in Brazil

For years, WhatsApp has been working towards launching its own payment service, first releasing one in India last year. But before that, the company struck a deal with Brazilian banks, though it had to postpone the launch in the country due to regulatory scrutiny. It looks like whatever issues there were have been worked out, as the company has announced that it's rolling out digital payments to WhatsApp in the Latin American country now, powered by Facebook Pay.

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WhatsApp is rolling out peer-to-peer payments in India

WhatsApp is rolling out peer-to-peer payments in India

WhatsApp has been working on a mobile payment solution in India for a long time, with the first test runs starting all the way back in 2018. After this extensive period of trials and an unrelated (attempted) launch of the feature in Brazil, the time has finally come — Facebook has announced that it's launching Payments on WhatsApp in India.

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WhatsApp payments suspended in Brazil just one week after launch

WhatsApp payments suspended in Brazil just one week after launch

WhatsApp's recently launched digital payments system for Brazil has been suspended merely one week after its launch. The decision was handed down yesterday by Brazil's Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) and the country's Central Bank, both of which are concerned about how it could harm competition with existing institutions in the domestic market.

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