Now it’s very much possible to send money or pay someone on Facebook and also receive. It’s fast and convenient but bear it in mind is only for United States residents. You might be wondering how this works? well it works with Facebook Messenger and please be aware that the messenger is not only used for chatting.
The good news about this feature is that it is free whether you’re receiving or sending the money. Another advantage of making use of this feature is that you can easily split the cost of something with a number of people. There are requirements you need to be aware of;
- You need to fund payments with a U.S. bank-issued Visa or MasterCard debit card or a PayPal account.
- You must be 18 or older to use the service.
- You can send money to trusted friends and family.
- You and your friend both must live in the U.S.
How to pay someone through Facebook
Through the Messenger App or the Facebook Website
Start a conversation with the friend that you want to pay. Tap or click on the “$” icon and enter the amount you want to send. Hit “Next,” and the money is on its way. If you don’t see that icon, then you should contact Facebook Support.
First Time Users
If you’re making use of this feature for the first time then you need to provide funding information. It’s easiest to submit this information as you go through the process of making a payment. But you can also add or change funding methods by updating your payment settings.
Enter your debit card number or PayPal account login and any other required information. If you’re using a phone, you also have the opportunity to set up a personal identification number (PIN) during this step.