WhatsApp, the worlds most popular messaging service could soon ask you to verify your identity in a future update.

The latest WhatsApp beta version for Android reportedly contains hints that the service might ask users to verify their identity to use payments on the app in the future, according to a new report.

According to a report by XDA, WhatsApp for Android version 2.21.22.6 (the latest beta version) has added a few strings that suggest the app might ask users to submit identity verification documents to use WhatsApp pay.

WhatsApp does not ask users for document verification at the time of publishing this story – it verifiies users’ phone numbers for the UPI-based service in India and asks users to validate their debit or credit cards using Facebook Pay in Brazil where the service works.

Meanwhile, on the latest beta, XDA spotted four strings titled “Your identity couldn’t be verified. Try uploading the documents again” and another one “Verify your identity to continue using payments on Whatsapp”. There were also two other strings, both titled “WhatsApp Support” that was spotted on the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android, according to the report.

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