Facebook chooses London for WhatsApp payments push

Source: bloomberg, Thursday, May 9, 2019

Facebook intends to drive global expansion of mobile payments on WhatsApp from London, accelerating its efforts to make money off the popular messaging service. The social media giant has picked the UK as the center of that push because it routinely attracts talent from markets where WhatsApp is popular, such as India.

WhatsApp dispatched engineers to Britain late last year as part of a drive to recruit about 100 people in London and Dublin to support its payments initiative.