Crypto payments coming to WhatsApp in pilot phase
Meta Platforms’ cryptocurrency wallet, Novi, will allow users to send and receive money through the social media giant’s messaging app, WhatsApp.
The pilot programme is open to a limited number of people in the US, Novi head Stephane Kasriel said in a tweet late on Wednesday.
Using Novi does not change the privacy of WhatsApp personal messages and calls, he said.
Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, has been working on the wallet app for several months, while scaling back its global plans for rolling out a digital currency called diem on regulatory concerns.