WhatsApp snaps WorldRemit product exec

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Facebook’s Inc’s messaging app, WhatsApp, has just hired a senior product design executive at the UK payment startup, WorldRemit.

People with the knowledge of the matter said Alice Newton-Rex will join WhatsApp’s product design team later this year.

WorldRemit is a global payments startup that allows anyone to send money to anyone. The company was founded in 2010 and Alice has spent five years at the startup where she was in charge of product design.

People with the knowledge of the matter claimed that her appointment is not related to payment features on WhatsApp nor is it related to Calibra, the digital wallet for Facebook’s Libra digital currency.

However, in India, WhatsApp has been working on a feature that will allow users send money while send messages on the app.

WhatsApp has over 1 billion users and it will be interoperable with Libra cryptocurrency.