Brazil has lifted the ban on WhatsApp pay, but the feature is still suspended

The payment feature of the popular WhatsApp messaging platform remains suspended in Brazil, even though local regulators are easing restrictions on its owner, Facebook.

On June 24, the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense, known locally under the Portuguese acronym "CADE", suspended an agreement between Facebook and the Brazilian payment company Cielo to process WhatsApp payments.

On June 30, the Administrative Council overturned the decision, but WhatsApp payments remain suspended as a result of a parallel action by the Brazilian central bank.