We have witnessed many new features in WhatsApp after its acquisition by the Facebook and all these features are being loved by the users, we have seen the better privacy control features, new status/stories, way better interface and now the UPI based payments feature. Additionally, the latest 2.18.51 update for Whatsapp will allow us to add/revoke admin privileges from other users.
WhatsApp for iOS has been updated with new features that help bridge the gap between it and other Facebook-owned applications.
The GDPR implementation comes as a measure to curb user data collection in the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy and post its implementation, WhatsApp will allow its users to download the data it collects from them. Brian Acton and Koum co-founded WhatsApp in 2009 and later sold it to Facebook in 2014. The photo-sharing platform also recently received group video calling, AR camera effects, and an anti-bullying feature.
WhatsApp is the world's most popular chat app, with over 1.5billion users each month.
The feature is not available on Android as of now. The video chat will allow people to connect in real time via Instagram Direct.
However, things haven't been all well as Koum and his team shared a different vision and strategy, from Facebook in terms of monetization of WhatsApp. As of now, the feature has been launched in the beta mode. Instagram also claims that since the payment details are already stored in the new application, online shoppers can get a seamless experience and view the record history of the number of purchases made by them via the new tool. Eventually, they turned to social media where they were able to identify the suspect through photograph enhancement correctly. The dating feature also has a messaging option via dedicated inbox rather than Messenger. Microsoft Build is followed by Facebook's F8 Developer Conference.
Instagram has announced earlier in March stating, "we'll roll out the ability to book a service with a business directly from their profile later this year", but there wasn't any announcement regarding this native in-app payment feature back then.