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India has more than 15 million WhatsApp Business app users, says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lauded India’s efforts of financial inclusion. He also praised India’s Unified Payments Interface.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 13:32 IST
Facebook today hosted the Facebook Fuel for India 2020 India.
Facebook today hosted the Facebook Fuel for India 2020 India. (REUTERS)

Facebook today hosted the Facebook Fuel for India 2020 India. At the event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the impact of WhatsApp.

The Facebook CEO said that WhatsApp's business app has more than 50 million users globally of which around 15 million are in India. “We support more than 50 million WhatsApp business app users globally every month already. And more than 15 million of these are in India. So you know with communities around the world now in lockdown there are a lot of these entrepreneurs who need digital tools that they can rely on to find and communicate with customers and grow their businesses,” the Facebook CEO said on the occasion.

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In addition to that, Zuckerberg lauded India's efforts of financial inclusion. He also praised India's Unified Payments Interface.

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“We just launched WhatsApp payments in India last month - now you can send money to your friends and family through WhatsApp, as easily as sending a message. That was possible because of the UPI system that has been built in India. Unified Payments Interface, makes it easy for anyone to instantly accept payments across different apps,” he added.

Apart from this, the Facebook CEO also said that what happens in India is important for the entire world. “What happens in India is important for the whole world. India's building local capabilities and tech capacity to power innovative new business models and provide the citizens access to digital financial inclusion. So, decisions that are made here shape the global discussion about how technology can drive more economic opportunity and better outcomes for people,” Zuckerberg said.

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