WhatsApp introduces a cashback feature for users who use payments frequently. As the name suggests, this feature offers users cashback on UPI transactions via WhatsApp Payments. This feature is planned to be rolled out to both Android and iOS beta users. Tracker WABetaInfo reports that the cashback feature may only be rolled out to certain beta testers and not all users who use Payments will receive cashback. There is no clarity on when this feature will be rolled out across the board for all users on WhatsApp.
WABetaInfo reports the receipt of cashback at WhatsApp Payments. It was discovered by an Indian follower Vipin who received a certain amount of cashback after sending payments to five contacts. A cashback of Rs. 51 is reported for each transaction, totaling Rs. Cashbacks worth 255 for all five. The screenshot shows a notification from WhatsApp congratulating the user on receiving cashback. The tracker advises that this may be a limited action to encourage more users to try WhatsApp Payments and claims that it could end in the future. Once the cashback is received, WABetaInfo will say that the details of the transaction will be available on the history page in the WhatsApp payment settings.
In the meantime, the feature tracker adds that the WhatsApp Payments Cashback feature is only enabled for certain beta testers. According to reports, there is no way to activate the cashback if your WhatsApp account is not included in the advertising 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 22.214.171.124 and WhatsApp Beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 are supposed to be compatible updates, but some users may get the feature on previous updates as well.
It is also reported that this amount of cashback – Rs. 51 – will remain the same as long as each transaction is worth Re. 1 or higher. We contacted WhatsApp for details on the cashback terms, as well as a comment on the plans to introduce cashbacks for all users. To encourage more users to try WhatsApp Payments, WhatsApp recently introduced a range of stickers in payments. The instant messaging app worked with five Indian artists to offer their users in India a new package of Payments stickers. These stickers are essentially based on various cultural expressions related to currency exchange.
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