Facebook Enter payments from the iPhone and iPad through the Messenger app
It is already official, as of today users of the United States will be able to enjoy the new service to send money through the social network just by sending a message through the application Facebook Messenger. Although the rumors about this new feature have not been completely accurate, we can now know everything about it and we see that it is very easy to use. Discover all about the service to send money with Facebook then.
Sending money through Messenger works like sending chat messages
Thanks to the collaboration between Square, PayPal and Venmo, Facebook it manages to introduce mobile micropayments through its own platform. As expected, the service will begin first in the United States and upon its arrival in the rest of the countries of the world nothing is known yet, however it is expected that the international release of the new payment service of Facebook Be quite fast.
Facebook Messenger will allow the user the possibility of sending money as if it were a chat message and without any cost. In the user interface of the famous application a new icon has been added which has the symbol of the dollar ($), possibly in Europe the one of the Euro (€) is used, through which we will be able to access the shipping options of money.
The procedure to send a payment is quite simple, for this we will simply have to:
- Open a conversation with the person you want to send the money to.
- Click on the dollar icon ($).
- Enter the number you want to send.
- Then you click on the Pay button in the upper right.
- At this point you will have to enter the card PIN to be able to make the transaction online or use the Touch ID to complete the payment.
At the moment only Visa and MasterCard cards are supported, so credit cards cannot be used. All card data will remain stored on the servers of Facebook, ready for them to be used whenever necessary.
In order to use the new payment service of Facebook it will be necessary to have the Messenger application installed on the device in any of its versions for iPhone, iPad and even for devices with Android operating system. As we have been able to point out, for now this service will be available only in the United States.
Download Messenger from Facebook for iOS devices
If you don't have the app yet Messenger for iPhone and iPad, you can install it through the direct download link, from the App Store, which you will find below.
Messenger It is available in the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is available in the following languages: Spanish, German, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Croatian, Danish, Slovak, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, English, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Dutch , Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Zulu.
Of course, we will be attentive to inform you at the time when this payment system is available in Spain.