If you are willing to send money to your friends in an easy and secure way, Facebook Messenger is here to help you. The company has just announced it has started a collaboration with PayPal which will allow people to use the service and send money to their friends directly from the messaging app. The feature is already available on iOS, and will arrive on Android shortly. However, this applies only to US users at the moment.
Payments are more accessible now on Facebook Messenger
Facebook knew how money businesses are sometimes urgent, and decided to give users the chance to deal with them via social media. Therefore, it facilitated payments on Facebook Messenger for the first time in 2015. Now, it decided to improve the service, and to allow them to send money within groups. Therefore, a PayPal collaboration will let you deal with this kind of business right away.
This payment feature was actually a part of M, an AI assistant integrated in Facebook Messenger. This assistant analyzes the conversations you have, and makes suggestions on actions you might be willing to perform. Therefore, if you are talking about money with someone, M will direct you towards a quick payment method.
Facebook is now collaborating with PayPal for easier transactions
If you want to use PayPal to make a transaction, you can tap a blue plus icon in Facebook Messenger. Then, you can select the Payments tab, which will display a series of options of payment. Also, you can set Messenger to remember your preferred method, and make a second transaction quicker.
By choosing to pay with a credit card, Messenger will automatically connect you to a PayPal account, and then you can easily send the money wherever you need to.
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