Facebook is planning to integrate digital payments into the world’s biggest mobile messaging service, WhatsApp. India, the current biggest market for the company, is being targeted for the launch.
The company’s careers page recently invited applications for the position of a “Digital Transactions Lead, India”. Responsibilities for the role include; providing support for digital transaction enquiries and collaborating with banks to resolve transaction issues. Any candidate for the role is expected to have some “experience working with financial services in the Indian market”, especially the use of Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and Aadhar, the biometric identification program.
A separate report from an Indian Tech website, The Ken, corroborated the story. The service is expected to be launched in six months.
The interest in digital payments in India follows the move by the government to implement a cashless policy in the country.