Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money To Friends Via PayPal

by Leslie Wood October 22, 2017, 1:02
Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money To Friends Via PayPal

Now, Paypal and Facebook have partnered to bring peer-to-peer payments in Messenger.

What do you think about this new feature? "People will have the option to send and request money using their PayPal account, and this integration in Messenger is starting to roll out to US consumers today", PayPal said on Friday.

Last year, Facebook and PayPal introduced the latter as a payment support within the former's Messenger app.

In 2016, PayPal tied up with Facebook Messenger to allow more than 2.5 million U.S. customers to to shop on Messenger using PayPal and enable Messenger as a means of communication between PayPal users.

Paying back your friends is getting even easier. Once you tap on it, follow the step by step instructions provided to you in order to send the funds.

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If a specific individual has more than one means of payment attached to their PayPal account, from credit/debit cards and bank account, he or she will be given an option to choose the account that they want to receive or send funds from. "Within Messenger one would just hit the "$" icon enter the appropriate amount and hit pay.

Facebook Messenger's David Marcus announced at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 that PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Stripe, American Express, and Braintree are first set of payment platforms the social media company is partnering with for a start. For any further need, you can take notes.

The feature is now only rolling out in the USA and limited to iOS, with Android support coming soon.

PayPal is a leading P2P payments app with United States dollars 24 billion in P2P volume during the third quarter of 2017 alone, reported IANS. But for users who are not comfortable using a debit card or credit card online and prefer PayPal payments, Facebook has introduced this new feature which allows you to pay your friends using your PayPal account. Android users, according to the company, would soon have their turn. Let us know down in the comments.


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