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Facebook Messenger Now Allows PayPal Payments: Here's How

Facebook Messenger Now Allows PayPal Payments: Here's How

Furthermore, PayPal's bot will be updates so as to help users get customer service help just by chatting with it.

"We're excited today to announce an expansion of our relationship with Facebook with the addition of PayPal as a funding source for peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, right in Messenger", PayPal said in a blog post.

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. Since digital banking is taking shape in the entire world, Facebook has made a decision to bring a new payment gateway for the users with which they can send out money through their PayPal account via Facebook Messenger app.

Starting Friday, Messenger users in the US who log in with their PayPal accounts can use the popular messaging platform to send and request money to one another.

Previously, over 2.5 million PayPal users used Messenger to make purchases on the messaging platform.

A year ago, PayPal inked a deal with Facebook that allows you to easily link your PayPal and Messenger accounts.

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Both the payment support and the PayPal bot are rolling out today.

This feature is probably meant to compete with apps like Venmo that already let users use PayPal in order to split bills or pay friends.

When chatting on Messenger, one can tap on the blue plus icon and select the green payments button to quickly send or request money.

In addition to this, PayPal is also launching its own Messenger bot that people will be able to interact with to check their account balance, report unauthorized charges, change their password, and plenty more. Over here, you need to enter the amount you like to send or receive and add a short note. It'll bring up two options and you can just move on with PayPal from there.

At present, the feature is available for iOS users and in the USA only. Android users, according to the company, would soon have their turn.