After payments service, WhatsApp is looking to hire an India Head
- This is the first time
- The move could be a sign of seriousness around its payments platform.
- WhatsApp has over 200 million monthly active users in India.
AdvertisementIt seems the move into payments services is bringing about changes in how WhatsApp operates in India. The company, for the first time, is looking for an India Head in the country, according to a job posting on Facebook Careers and WhatsApp's own jobs page.
The company is seeking an "exceptional individual" to run its products, including its "interest in peer to peer payments" in the country.
With over 200 million monthly active users on the platform from India, WhatsApp has always been serious about the country. However, it has never hired many employees here, even though its holding company,
The move into payments services though makes WhatsApp more than just an instant messaging app. WhatsApp's service runs on the Government's
In addition, it could be in anticipation of other payments platforms looking to enter the country. WhatsApp already has plenty of competition from the likes of PayTM and more, and Chinese WeChat has been expected to bring its payments services to India in future.
The job posting also details that WhatsApp's India Head will report to the company's COO in
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