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WhatsApp Pay being tested in India, but have no timeframe: Mark Zuckerberg

Once launched, Facebook's WhatsApp Pay would directly compete with players such as Alphabet's Google Pay, Walmart owned PhonePe, Amazon Pay and Alibaba-backed Paytm in India

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook is betting big on the growth of digital payments in India and is in the process of a full-fledged launch of WhatsApp Pay soon. The move would put the Menlo Park, California-based social media giant in direct competition with players like Alphabet’s Google Pay, Walmart owned PhonePe, Amazon Pay and Alibaba-backed Paytm which are already locked in a fierce battle to dominate the digital payments space in the country. “What we're going to end up seeing is building out payments, which is going to end up being something that we do country by country. We have a ...