A Messenger PayPal integration, announced about this time last year, is now live for users in the United States to send and receive money…
Facebook just flipped the switch to make a Messenger PayPal integration live in the U.S. First made public in October 2016, the PayPal Facebook Messenger option gives users the ability to send and receive funds. And, it’s not even necessary to leave Messenger.
Messenger PayPal Integration goes Live in the US
To initiate a payment, users simply need to tap the “+” button. Then, select the green payment button. Thereafter, enter an amount and tap on “pay.” Payment source options then appear, which include PayPal. Debit cards also remain an option for sending funds. Users who’ve already sent payments through Messenger can change the funding source by tapping “change.”
This option provides a bit more security because users do not have to give their debit card information to Facebook. What’s more, PayPal is secure and easy to use. This makes the process straightforward and helpful when exchanging messages involves reimbursing someone.
The Messenger PayPal integration is live now on iOS in the United States. And, it’s due to arrive on Android “soon.” At this time, there’s no official word on when it will roll out to desktop and/or other regions.
To date, more than 2.5 million Messenger users have linked their PayPal accounts. With this integration, PayPal and Facebook expect that figure to rise.