Facebook's WhatsApp will launch digital payments in Indonesia

According to people familiar with the matter, Facebook's instant messaging software WhatsApp is currently in advanced negotiations with Go-Jek, mobile payment provider DANA, financial technology start-up OVO and state-owned bank Mandiri. Under strict licensing regulations, WhatsApp will support Indonesia's digital wallet payment service. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that WhatsApp is negotiating with Indonesia's financial partners but declined to provide details.