WhatsApp has received National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) approval to launch its UPI-based payment service in India. The company will start the service in a graded manner.

Following this launch, WhatsApp’s customers having a debit card with a bank that supports UPI can immediately start using the service through the latest version WhatsApp application.

To this end, WhatsApp has collaborated with ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, the State Bank of India, and Jio Payments Bank. People can send money on WhatsApp to anyone using a UPI supported app.

WhatsApp’s payment services are available in ten Indian regional language versions.