WhatsApp rolls out this background feature in India; here’s how to use it | HT Tech

WhatsApp rolls out this background feature in India; here’s how to use it

This feature is available on both WhatsApp’s Android and iOS-based apps.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 17 2021, 16:33 IST
WhatsApp says that this new feature is aimed to deliver a personalised payments experience to WhatsApp users.
WhatsApp says that this new feature is aimed to deliver a personalised payments experience to WhatsApp users. (WhatsApp)

WhatsApp, back in November, introduced its UPI-based payments platform in India. At the time, the payments tile that the company had introduced featured the transferred amount being highlighted in green colour against a light green background, which is the same as regular text messages that are shared on the Facebook-owned messaging platform. Now, WhatsApp is rolling out an update to this feature that will make money transfers on WhatsApp a bit more personal and interesting.

WhatsApp today introduced a new feature called Payments Backgrounds for its WhatsApp Payments users in India. WhatsApp says that this new feature is aimed to deliver a personalised payments experience to WhatsApp users. It enables users to select a relevant background while sending money to a friend or a family member.

“With Payments Backgrounds, our effort is to bring excitement to everyday payments through WhatsApp and enable our users to express themselves if they wish, through a range of emotive themes denoting celebrations, affection, warmth or fun,” Manesh Mahatme, Director of WhatsApp Payments, said on the occasion.

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“We believe that sending and receiving money is so much more than just a transaction. Often it's the stories behind the exchanges that are priceless,” he added.

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Users can pick from a list of seven backgrounds that can be used for sending money on birthdays, holidays and on special occasions. This feature is available on both WhatsApp's Android and iOS-based apps. Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can use this platform:

Step 1: Open the chat window wherein you want to share money.

Step 2: Tap on the Plus icon on the bottom left corner of the app and then tap on Payments option.

Step 3: Enter the amount that you want to send to the contact.

Step 4: Now you will see a list of backgrounds at the bottom of the screen. Pick the background that you like and a note explaining the reason for your payment.

Step 5: Tap on the Send button.

Now, the recipient of the money will be able to see your selected background along with the amount and your message in the app.

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First Published Date: 17 Aug, 16:33 IST
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