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WhatsApp Payments Cashbacks Seen Rolling Out to Android, iPhone Beta Users in India: All Details

WhatsApp is reportedly offering cashback to a specific amount of beta users.

WhatsApp Payments Cashbacks Seen Rolling Out to Android, iPhone Beta Users in India: All Details

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WhatsApp may have introduced cashback as a limited promotional offer

Highlights
  • WhatsApp Payments users are likely to get cashback on UPI transactions
  • This cashback may vary depending on the amount of transactions
  • Only limited users are a part of this promotional campaign

WhatsApp is rolling out a cashback feature for users who often use Payments. This feature, as the name suggests, offers cashback to users on UPI transactions via WhatsApp Payments. This feature is said to be rolling out to Android and iOS beta users both. Tracker WABetaInfo reports that the cashback feature may be rolling out to specific beta testers only, and not all users who use payments will be receiving cashback. There is no clarity on when this feature be broadly rolled out for all users on WhatsApp.

WABetaInfo reports the arrival of cashback on WhatsApp Payments. It was spotted by an Indian follower Vipin who received a certain amount of cashback after sending payments to five contacts. A cashback of Rs. 51 is given for each transaction, totaling to Rs. 255 worth of cashbacks across all five. The screenshot shows a notification from WhatsApp that has congratulated the user for receiving cashback. The tracker notes that this may be a limited promotion to encourage more users to try WhatsApp Payments and claims that it may end in the future. Once the cashback is received, WABetaInfo says that the details about the transaction are available on the History page within WhatsApp Payments Settings.

In the meanwhile, the features tracker adds that the WhatsApp Payments cashback feature is enabled for specific beta testers only. There is reportedly no way to enable the cashback if your WhatsApp account is not included in their promotional campaign. There is also no clarity on how WhatsApp selects users to test this feature. However, the tracker recommends using the latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Android on the Play Store and WhatsApp beta for iOS on TestFlight to increase the chances of getting the cashback feature. WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.22.21 and WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.21.220.14 are said to be compatible updates, but some users may get the feature on previous updates as well.

It is also being reported that this amount of cashback - Rs. 51 - stays the same, as long as each transaction is worth Re. 1 or above. We've reached out to WhatsApp for details about the cashback terms and conditions, as well as a comment on plans to rollout of cashbacks to all users. To encourage more users to try out WhatsApp Payments, WhatsApp recently introduced a range of stickers in payments. The instant messaging app collaborated with five Indian women artists to offer a new pack of Payments stickers for its users in India. These stickers are essentially built on various cultural expressions related to money exchange.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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