Today, Facebook is starting to launch payments for people using WhatsApp in Brazil.
Facebook has 120 million users in Brazil as at April 2020 according to Statista report.
This was announced by Facebook founder, Marck Zuckerberg in a blog post.
He notes: “We’re making sending and receiving money as easy as sharing photos. We’re also enabling small businesses to make sales right within WhatsApp.
He said they are partnering with Banco do Brasil, Nubank, Sicredi as well as Cielo, the leading payments processor for merchants in Brazil.
Writing in a blog post, Mark, puts it this way “To do this, we’re building on Facebook Pay, which provides a secure and consistent way to make payments across our apps. I want to thank all of our partners for making this possible. We’re working with local banks, including Banco do Brasil, Nubank, Sicredi as well as Cielo, the leading payments processor for merchants in Brazil.
“Brazil is the first country where we’re widely rolling out payments in WhatsApp. More to come soon!
Here is the post: