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Huge opportunity in India to buy and sell through WhatsApp: Zuckerberg

Facebook wants to use the Jio deal to get thousands of small businesses on-boarded onto WhatsApp to do commerce in India

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Zuckerberg said a big part of the partnership that Facebook has with telecom network Jio will be to wire up and get thousands of small businesses across India on-boarded onto WhatsApp

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said there is a huge opportunity to help small businesses in India transact through messaging platform WhatsApp, and if it is successful, the firm will expand the model to other countries as well.

“We want to enable that,” said Zuckerberg, during a second quarter (Q2) earnings call. “That starts with enabling payments.”

He said a big part of the partnership that Facebook has with Reliance Industries’ (RIL’s) Jio Platforms will be to wire up and get thousands of small businesses across India onboard WhatsApp. India is WhatsApp's biggest market, with over 400 million users, according to

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First Published: Jul 31 2020 | 1:14 PM IST

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