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Paytm to launch messaging service to counter Facebook's WhatsApp: Sources

Paytm currently has more than 225 million users

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

India's leading digital payments firm Paytm plans to launch a messaging service to rival Facebook Inc's WhatsApp by the end of this month, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. SoftBank and Alibaba-backed Paytm is seeking to attract people in India to use the new messaging service embedded in its app, which many already use to buy everything from food to plane tickets. Paytm's messaging service will allow users to send audio, video and pictures and texts, the source, who declined to be named, said. Paytm currently has more than 225 million ...

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First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 18:33 IST