In India, WhatsApp recently announced the launch of its UPI-based payment service. Sending money to contacts directly from WhatsApp may appear to be a convenient tool for some, but established players in the market, such as PayTM, PhonePe, and Google Pay, to name a few, are likely to face stiff competition.
WhatsApp has started offering a Rs 51 cashback if a UPI payment is made through the app to combat this and (sort of) generate some initial buzz. This isn’t the first time a UPI payment app has made a similar attempt. I mean, I recall how Google Pay was back in the day. Google Pay’s scratch card scheme is still active in India, and WhatsApp appears to be following suit.
How to get Rs 51 in WhatsApp cashback
The WhatsApp beta app has started displaying a banner at the top of the chat list that reads, “Give cash, get 51 back” (currently only for Android users). The cashback of Rs 51 is guaranteed, and there is no limit to the amount of money you can send to receive this ostensibly lucrative cashback. There is, however, a limit: each account can only receive the cashback five times.
To put it another way, if you pay Rs 1 to each of your five contacts, you will receive Rs 51 in return. But, for the most part, that’d be it. As soon as the payment is completed successfully, the cashback of Rs 51 is credited to one’s account. WhatsApp also makes a point of informing you of this.
Because we don’t know how long this cashback offer will be available, now might be the best time to take advantage of it.
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