WhatsApp gets into digital payments?

|By:, SA News Editor

WhatsApp is working to launch peer-to-peer payments in India in the next six months, according to The Ken, marking the Facebook-owned (NASDAQ:FB) app's first foray into digital payments.

Electronic transactions in India have surged after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock ban of high-value bank notes in November that accounted for more than 80% of the country's currency in circulation.