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WHAT’S THAT?WhatsApp to add major new feature which could make your life a LOT more expensive

WHATSAPP appears to be trialling a payments system which might become available in the UK in the coming months.

A beta version of the latest update comes with “bank to bank transfer” function with a picture of a person holding a credit card in one hand and a smartphone in the other.
This could make arranging gigs or events and getting taxi fares off your pals after a night out a lot easier.

But for now, it appears only to be working in India.

A screengrab published by WaBetaInfo claimed that transfers are supported by the Unified Payments Interface, a payment system operated by the Reserve Bank of India.

It’s not clear when the new feature will become available here.

You can already transfer money using Facebook messenger and Apple is planning a similar service for its iMessage app.
Industry experts believe it could be ready for iOS 11.


WhatsApp said it will launch new features once it reaches one billion daily users.

Many of us are holding out hope for an “un-send feature”, which would retract a message after it has been sent.
There have been several rumours that the tech giant – owned by Facebook – is trialling the service.

If brought in, it could save instant message fans from the horrific embarrassment of sending cringe-worthy text or pictures to the wrong person.

Have you ever been running late and trying to get out the front door while your WhatsApp keeps pinging?
The tech company has added a new speakerphone feature which means you can listen to your group messages while you’re on the go.

The new addition isn’t specifically for that purpose, but it could change the lives of the time-challenged across the world.

It will appear on Apple phones, and it’s Siri who will be reading your messages for you.

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