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

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

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.

Sending and requesting money on Messenger is an easy affair as long as PayPal users log onto their accounts inside Messenger or avail of the option to link their Messenger and PayPal accounts when they make purchases online.

The integration is rolling out for customers residing in the United States. If you don't want to use PayPal's official service platform, you can simply integrate it with the Facebook Messenger app. Next, select the green Payments button to send, request money to friends.

Additionally, a user can also receive the money from anyone via Facebook Messenger. Now, users can choose PayPal as their default funding source for peer-to-peer payments through the messaging tool, which will likely shift some of PayPal's $80 million payment volume, per TechCrunch.

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According to a report by IANS, PayPal's move to enable its users to exchange money while chatting on Facebook Messenger, will be more convenient for people in various contexts. Meanwhile, PayPal's service is already integrated into Apple's iMessage, and can be launched through the Siri voice-activated digital assistant.

In order to send money through PayPal, you don't need to have any special skills.

PayPal's new chatbot also shows how new tech capabilities can handle more complex requests from users aside from simple notifications.

This new PayPal integration feature is now available on iOS platform only for the people of the United States. A recent article describes the process used: You can access the feature the same way you'd pay with a card. The update is now available to download for all Android devices. Share your views with us in the comments.

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