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WhatsApp Payment Feature Arrives on iOS and Android Beta

Facebook owned messaging app WhatsApp has finally begun rolling out its UPI-based payments feature for Indian users. The feature, limited to select group of iOS and Android users as of now, would allow them send and receive money using the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) standard.

WhatsApp Payment Feature Arrives

WhatsApp Payment Feature


The feature is reportedly available for the WhatsApp users using the WhatsApp version 2.18.21 for iOS, and version 2.18.41 for Android. The integration would indeed be a solid boost to digital payments if comes in a full swing.

GizmoTimes reported that the WhatsApp payment feature is currently available to select users of the beta app in India. Users can access the feature in a chat window through the Attachments menu. The option is given alongside other options such as Gallery, Video and Documents etc. When user clicks Payments option, a disclaimer window, followed by a list of banks to choose from.

Now user can select a bank account to connect with a particular UPI. In case you don’t have an UPI account, you will be asked to create one through the UPI app or your respective bank’s website/ app.

Similarly, you will be promoted to create an authentication pin if you haven’t yet used the UPI payments platform. To send/ receive money via WhatsApp, it’s a pre-requisite that both sender and receiver must have the WhatsApp Payments feature.  Since the feature is being tested and still under development, some users may face difficulties in linking their bank accounts to the app.

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Nokia 1 to be Announced in March Under Android Go Program

If you have ever thought that Nokia 2 was HMD Global’s entry level budget phone, you were probably wrong. Reports are making rounds that it would be Nokia 1 that company is planning to launch in March 2018.

Nokia 1 to be Launched in March 2018

Nokia 1


There are buzzing rumors that the HMD Global is all set to launch Nokia 1, its entry level phone. It would possibly be running on Android One operating system.

HMD Global will make the device under Google’s Android Go program and the phone will be available from the first half of 2018.

A report published in GizmoChina claimed that the phone Nokia 1 will be available in Russia in March 2018 for a price of 5,999 Rubles (approx Rs 6,500).  There are high possibilities that phone can make its way to India in the coming months.

Nokia 6 Sets to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update

HMD Global’s Nokia 6 is all set to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. The announcement came from Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global who said that Nokia announced the Nokia phones beta lab program a few weeks ago.

Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

After Nokia 8 and Nokia 5, Nokia 6 appears to be the next HMD flagship receiving the said update. The company is yet to announce a date for the roll-out of the final Android Oreo build for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.

Nokia 6 users who are willing to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update right now can sign up to Nokia mobile beta labs by visiting beta labs website, singing up with their Google account and entering their IMEI number. Once logged in with right credentials, users will be able to receive the beta build as an OTA update after 12 hours.

Users who are heading to get their device updated this way should be cautious since it might have bugs and issues. All the leading Nokia smartphones including Nokia 6 are running a stock version of Android out of the box. Markers of the phone HMD Global has said time and again that they will offer timely updates with the phones – both monthly security updates as well as new versions of Android.

Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Update