Paytm launches WhatsApp-like messaging service

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Paytm Inbox
Paytm Inbox

New Delhi : The mobile wallet Paytm has officially rolled out a WhatsApp-like messaging feature. The new Paytm Inbox allows users to chat using messages, share photos and videos, and of course, you can send and receive money (using the Paytm Wallet).

The new feature will provide direct competition to WhatsApp's upcoming inchat mobile wallet feature. The global messaging service had recently announced that the payment service will be rolled out pan-India by end of 2017. 

The Paytm Inbox already comes armed with WhatsApp late entry feature 'message recall' along with location service. 

“We have realised that besides making payments, our users and merchants also like to communicate with each other," said Deepak Abbot, Senior Vice President, Paytm. "There is a need of social messaging, commerce and payments seamlessly blending into one another."

"One step for us towards meeting this consumer need is 'Paytm Inbox' where you can chat with friends/ merchants and send/ receive money effortlessly and securely," he added. "This will help us drive greater engagement on our platform and build a stronger bond with our customers."

The update - which is already available on Android, and coming to iOS soon - adds Inbox to the main Paytm app, in the bottom navigation bar.