This feature is still under development, according to WABetaInfo this feature might not show up in every build of the Beta. But WABetaInfo say that isn’t anything to worry about.
This isn’t the first time that WhatsApp has been rumoured to be trying to bake in this feature into the app. Back in March WhatsApp’s 2.20.110 beta also showed that they were still working on it.
For an app that prides itself on privacy, I wonder why this kind of feature wasn’t introduced earlier. On the other hand there may be some considerable hurdles they are trying to sort through. Guess we will have to keep an ear to the ground and hopes it’s coming soon.
A little recap, the Brazilian Central Bank moved against WhatsApp’s payments in order to preserve an adequate competitive environment. They also added that this environment should ensure a payment system that is interchangeable, fast, secure, transparent open and cheap. Banks in Brazil asked Visa and Mastercard to suspend money transfers through the app.