Facebook offers mobile payments in UK

Facebook offers mobile payments in UK

Facebook offers mobile payments in UK

Red envelopes are traditionally used for gift-giving during holidays like Chinese New Year, but the payment service could be applied to any P2P payments.

The new feature even comes with an assistant, created to make sending money even simplerHas Facebook Messenger payments launched in the UK?

A Facebook spokesperson didn't share details with Recode but also didn't deny the existence of the mobile payment test, which was first discovered on November 3 by The Next Web's Matt Navarra.

Facebook, the social network with 2 billion users, is said to be preparing tests of features that include a "red envelope" service for peer-to-peer payments and a "breaking news" tag for publishers, Recode reported. It essentially allows you to send and receive money from Facebook friends - all via Messenger, and without having to exit a conversation thread.

What is Facebook Messenger payments?

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From there, users can tap the Pay button and add their debit cards. We've heard that people often want better ways to express themselves when sending money, like adding accompanying text, emoticons, pictures and GIFs; of course Messenger is the best place to do many of these things, so we hope we're bringing even more functionality to the art of conversation.

Today we're adding one of the most requested features in Messenger to two new countries by introducing peer-to-peer payments to people in the United Kingdom and France.

When it comes to sending a payment, all users need to do is tap the "new payments" icon and enter the amount that they wish to transfer to their pal.

Payments in Messenger are fast, free and secure. They link their account to their debit card and can request payments to friends in seconds by messaging them and entering... Wired says the transfer takes a rather sluggish "one to three business days" to complete. Square has a similar product called Square Cash, and PayPal's Venmo has been a popular choice for younger users in particular.

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