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WhatsApp Will Now Use Your ‘Legal Name’ for UPI Payments: How to Find Out Yours

“Up till now, WhatsApp users could simply enter any name of their choice of up to 25 characters, even emojis. But this will change now. WhatsApp will now ask users for their ‘legal’ names to proceed with UPI-based payments on the platform. These ‘legal’ names are the names associated with the users’ bank accounts. They can be different from the profile names and will be displayed to the receiver. This change comes after the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) guidelines were set by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to crack down on payment frauds.”