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Paytm opens ‘Inbox’ for in-chat payments

Digital payments provider Paytm on Thursday unveiled its own messaging platform with an option of making in-chat payments — Inbox, ahead of global giant WhatsApp, which is likely to announce in-chat payments soon.

Chat and pay

The service will allow users to chat with friends and family, and send and request money at the same time. “The platform is encrypted end-to-end, and users can initiate private conversations and create group chats. They can also send photos and videos instantly, share live location, capture and share moments with the built-in camera,” the company said in a statement. The platform also allows users to recall their messages using ‘Delete for All’, a feature that WhatsApp had introduced recently. Paytm Inbox is live on Android OS and will be available to iOS users soon.

Deepak Abbot, Sr. Vice President – Paytm said, “We have realised that besides making payments, our users and merchants also like to communicate with each other. One step for us towards meeting this consumer need is Paytm Inbox.”

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