You can now send and receive money with PayPal in Facebook Messenger

Angelica Greene
October 22, 2017

This integration also brings PayPal's first customer service bot to the messaging platform, which enables the company to field queries and requests from users.

PayPal has announced that they've expanded their collaboration with Facebook by adding their service for P2P payments in the social networking giant's Messenger application.

A payments beta began about a year ago that allowed developers to use services including PayPal for transactions within Messenger. "People will have the option to send and request money using their PayPal account, and this integration in Messenger is starting to roll out to USA consumers today", PayPal said on Friday.

To date, over 2.5 million users have linked their PayPal account with Messenger, PayPal says, and that number is expected to grow with today's news.

Sending money to friends is easy. People also can choose to connect with PayPal's live customer service, right from Messenger app. But for users who are not comfortable using a debit card or credit card online and prefer PayPal payments, Facebook has introduced this new feature which allows you to pay your friends using your PayPal account.

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Now, Paypal and Facebook have partnered to bring peer-to-peer payments in Messenger.

In addition to this, PayPal is also launching its own Messenger bot that people will be able to interact with to check their account balance, report unauthorized charges, change their password, and plenty more. You can access the feature the same way you'd pay with a card. Enter the amount and then you will show different payment methods.

At present, the feature is available for iOS users and in the US only.

Users can explore the new feature by tapping the blue plus icon within Messenger, then selecting the green Payments button to send or request money. Just select PayPal option from the available option and you will be done. The same will be available for Android platform very soon.

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