Samsung phones will soon be able to make quick WhatsApp payments

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Last updated: August 23rd, 2021 at 12:03 UTC+02:00

There are a lot of people who use Samsung phones. Similarly, a lot of people use WhatsApp, over a billion people across the globe to be precise. Naturally, Samsung phone owners make up a big chunk of the app’s user base.

Aside from its robust existing features like group video calls and WhatsApp Web, the Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging app has been rolling out some great new features these days. It has even provided Samsung’s new foldables exclusive access to a big feature. The latest that it’s working on will enable Samsung smartphone users to quickly make payments.

Make faster WhatsApp payments with your Samsung phone

The WhatsApp Payments feature has been available for a while now. It enables users to send and receive money in their WhatsApp chats. The feature is available in selected markets. Users just have to add their bank account once in order to send and receive money through the app.

When users previously wanted to make a payment, they would have to open the chat action sheet in order to find the relevant option. WhatsApp is now going to provide users with a faster way of making payments. It has been spotted in the recent builds of WhatsApp for Android beta that a shortcut to send payments has been added right on the chat bar.

Once this update goes live, it will only take one tap for users to launch the payment window to send funds. This change has been spotted in version 2.21.17 of the beta app. It might be a few weeks before it rolls out to the stable version.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 owners will be the first to access the new WhatsApp feature that enables the effortless transfer of chat history from iOS and Android.

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