In principle, the list of passes on which this mobile payment system landed formed the regions of Brazil, India, Mexico and United Kingdom. Now, Spain has joined that list.
The information comes from WABetaInfo, the digital medium specialized in discovering all the news and functions that come to the WhatsApp Messenger application.
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WhatsApp Pay services first appeared at the beginning of February 2018 in a beta version of the application. Currently, Facebook's mobile payment system is in Test phase in India, where it has been available for more than a year and where it is being used by almost 1 million users.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, confirmed in a presentation to investors that WhatsApp Pay will expand to launch globally in the coming months.
In this tweet, the passes where WhatsApp Pay arrive were specified:
NEWS: WhatsApp is going to extend the list of countries where the Payments feature will be enabled, in future.
Brazil + 55 India +91 (already supported) Mexico + 52UK +44
– WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 15, 2019
“WhatsApp is going to extend the list of passes where the Payments function will be enabled, in the future.”
Later, WABetaInfo responded to its own tweet indicating that users of Spain will also be able to enjoy this function in the near future:
Payments to come for Spanish users too, in future. https://t.co/dLXLtjmi8E
– WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 4, 2020