Last Friday, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) approved messaging platform WhatsApp to launch UPI payment options. For the past two years, WhatsApp has been testing the online transaction option through 1 million beta users. Now with the consent of NPCI, the online payment feature called WhatsApp Pay has started rolling out to all users.
Meanwhile, with the launch of WhatsApp Pay in India, other UPI platforms like Google Pay, PhonePe will face big competition. Mark Zuckerberg has already said that online transactions will be as easy as exchanging messages in a chat. The user’s personal information will also be protected here. As a result, it seems that people will no longer download other UPI apps separately for transactions. In this situation, netizens have started laughing and joking about the future of other companies on social media. Lots of memes and jokes have been shared on Twitter and Facebook.
As a Twitter user, Abhishek shared a meme on Upamanyu’s popular ‘Job Chhod Dun’ template. It reads’ After the launch of #WhatappPay in India, the reaction of other payment apps is kya karu phir? Quit the job? ‘ (Should I quit my job?). Another shared a meme with a funny scene and dialogue from Rohit Shetty’s movie ‘Golmaal’, where the actors have logos of online payment applications like Google Pay, Paytm.
Mim is also made by Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’ movie ‘My Bachchose Baat Nahi Karta’ (I don’t talk to kids) dialogue and scene template. Funny memes have also been created using scenes from the popular comedy movie ‘Hera Ferry’ and using a variety of other templates. Part of the meme shared on Twitter used the #WhatsApp tag. Many also joked about their status and wrote, ‘You can go with a block car without asking for money’.