While Resy is the among the few businesses that are now accepting in-app payments from users on Instagram, it is expected that more businesses will be able to support in-app payments in the near future. The native in-app payment feature combined with in-app purchases can, therefore, be more easily accessible and attractable for all the users. However, the feature is expected to be made available soon on Android as well.
Reports of Instagram getting their own payment feature was making the rounds for some time now, however, the payment feature is only available to select partners and businesses in the USA and UK. The new software update allows users to remain on the app, watch videos, and comment if they want to. This feature, Zuckerberg said, is just the latest in the company's aims to create "new ways for people to connect privately with close friends, groups, and businesses". An Instagram spokesperson confirmed TechCrunch that the payments feature for booking appointments like at restaurants or salons is now live for a limited set of partners. With the help of the app, user can book a table within the Instagram page of Resy.
So first you need to find someone who is already having the WhatsApp Payments features then you need to ask them to invite you to set up the UPI payment on WhatsApp; If you have already received this feature then you can invite your friends by following the steps below. The rule change comes as new European data privacy rules roll out in the EU next month. For security, the registered profile can also be locked with a security pin code. The options would be accessed in the Group Info under the "Group Settings" section. WhatsApp recently introduced the feature and is now in testing phase.
India is crowded with the UPI based payments app like PayTM, PhonePe, Tez, BHIM, SBI Pay etc. and now WhatsApp Payments!
Instagram already allows users to make a purchase on the retailer's online site.
I'm leaving at a time when people are using WhatsApp in more ways than I could have imagined. What remains to be seen, is if Instagram will also introduce peer-to-peer payments similar to Messenger in the future.