WhatsApp has partnered with Stripe to allow businesses in Singapore to accept payments directly in its app.
The new feature is built on Stripe Connect, a payments platform, and Stripe Checkout, a prebuilt payment page.
Payments can be made through debit and credit cards, and PayNow, a popular system in Singapore, using the WhatsApp Business Platform.
WhatsApp introduced the same feature in Brazil last month.
Stephane Kasriel, head of fintech at Meta, commented: “Starting today, people in Singapore can pay their local merchants on WhatsApp in just a few taps.
“This seamless and secure experience will transform the way people and businesses in Singapore connect on WhatsApp.”
Sarita Singh, regional head and managing director for Southeast Asia at Stripe, said: “Most people I know in Singapore use WhatsApp to chat with each other. Now, they can pay local businesses using the app as well.
“The speed and convenience of payments through WhatsApp will help businesses expand their revenue streams with new channels and access a wider customer base.”