The Facebook-owned instant messaging app now has over 2 Bn users globally, the company announced on February 12.
However, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, in July 2019, announced that WhatsApp has over 400 Mn monthly active users from India.
In a subsequent statement, a Facebook spokesperson said that Cleggâ€™s attempts are a way to ensure the safety of Indian users while maintaining the privacy of WhatsApp users.
WhatsApp Payments To Go GlobalThe development comes after WhatsApp has decided to launch its digital payments platform in several countries in the next six months.
Last week, WhatsApp Payments reportedly got the approval of unified payments interface (UPI) managing body National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch the platform in India, but in a phased manner.
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