Facebook Messenger users can now send money to each other with PayPal

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 the same piece of news, PayPal announced that it has made a decision to introduce its first PayPal customers service bot for Messenger. The feature is available online and on iOS, with plans to soon hit Android. Through this very feature, a user would be able to send and receive money through PayPal while using Facebook Messenger.

If we talk about the official words, the company has said in a statement, "Whether it's splitting a bill for a cab ride or a night out, paying for your share of the rent, or making sure you get paid back for mom's birthday present, PayPal makes exchanging money between friends and family simple". PayPal's COO Bill Ready says, "The unique thing here is that Messenger has opened up a platform that allows us to not only have a one-to-one communication, but there's a platform where we can go resolve things right inside of Messenger". (Since then, Messenger has stayed mum on how many users are actually using the feature.) For comparison, PayPal allows people to make payments by inputting their debit card, credit card or bank account information. Yes, Facebook Messenger lets you send money through PayPal to your friends and relatives who are there in your Facebook.

The new PayPal payment feature is locked to the United States as of right now, which is a bit of a bummer. Furthermore, PayPal's bot will be updates so as to help users get customer service help just by chatting with it.

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. The device will then show Apple Pay in iMessage as a suggestion where it usually predicts the next word.

It's also worth noting that Messenger users in the USA 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.

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