Facebook Messenger now allows you to send and receive money via PayPal

22 October, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
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The partnership between the two companies began a year ago and today's announcement is an extension to that.

Meanwhile, PayPal has introduced its customer service bot for Messenger that will enable customer service interactions, including resetting passwords, handling account inquiries, etc. Also, PayPal says that there are over 2.5 million users who have linked their PayPal accounts with the Messenger app.

Sending money via Messenger was previously handled by linking a debit card or bank account to your Facebook account, and while there isn't anything wrong with this implementation, the ability to alternatively use your PayPal funds is a nice touch for those that are heavily reliant on PayPal's services.

The online payment feature only works in the U.S, so it is no surprise that the upcoming Facebook friends PayPal payments will also work only in the States, at least in the beginning. It can also help users with general account issues.




PayPal has announced that they've expanded their collaboration with Facebook by adding their service for P2P payments in the social networking giant's Messenger application. In addition to this, a new customer service Messenger bot will be rolled out today as well. To start using PayPal bot, type PayPal in the search field followed by a message.

To use PayPay when sending money in Messenger, just tap the blue plus icon and then the Green button titled "Payments" like you normally would. And then you can quickly send or request payments with all of your U.S-based friends. That'll allow you to connect your PayPal account with Messenger. Here, you need to choose PayPal as the payment mode and proceed. The feature is now available on iOS devices and will soon be available on Android.

It's also worth noting that Messenger users in the US have been able to pay one another inside the app since March 2015, requiring people to enter their debit card information as a method of payment. But it would soon be available also on Android.

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