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Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar starts Twitter war complaining about WhatsApp’s Payment feature

By: Keerthi Mohan

Founder of Paytm is not happy with WhatsApp’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) payment feature. At present, Paytm is the leading wallet app in India and WhatsApp is its major competitor. It doesn’t help that WhatsApp’s payment service, which recently rolled out in India, has the simplest user interface compared to other payment apps. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm, feels WhatsApp has been given an edge over other payment apps, as it does not require a log-in session and Aadhaar-based payments. Sharma told ET that he will approach the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), architects of UPI, to highlight…

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