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WhatsApp Might Just Let Users In India Send Money To Each Other

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Now, a new report published on Indian tech news website The Ken (paywall 🔐 ) claims that Facebook will let WhatsApp users in India send money directly to each other’s bank accounts over the platform some time in the next six months.

There’s also some evidence on WhatApp’s official website to support this. The company has a job listing for a Digital Transactions Lead in India with both a finance and a technical background.

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A WhatsApp spokesperson provided the following statement to BuzzFeed News.

"India is an important country for WhatsApp, and we're understanding how we can contribute more to the vision of Digital India," they said, referring to the Indian government's program that aims to boost internet usage in the country.

"We're exploring how we might work with companies that share this vision and continuing to listen closely to feedback from our users."

Pranav Dixit is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Delhi.

Contact Pranav Dixit at pranav.dixit@buzzfeed.com.

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