Safaricom’s Bonga chat app gets new name and features

Safaricom Bonga chat app
The Zwuup! app from Safaricom makes M-Pesa transactions an integral part of the chat experience.

Bonga, Safaricom’s foray into the world of messaging apps has had a relaunch of sorts with a new name and additional features.

Zwuup! is the new name for the messaging platform which allows users to send, receive and also request for money. Announced in this release is the ability to set up group chats, and a new feature called ‘pockets’ which allows you to collect money as a group.

The app uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you send messages to friends, family, colleagues or business and your existing registered M-Pesa phone number to send, request and receive money securely through Zwuup!.

Zwuup! is currently available for Android phone and you can download it from the Google Play Store here.

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