Facebook Messenger gets PayPal P2P payment integration in the US

Isaac Cain
October 22, 2017

"In addition to enabling P2P payments with PayPal in Messenger, we are also introducing our first-ever PayPal customer service bot for Messenger, so PayPal customers can seamlessly receive payment and account support directly in the app", said Bill Ready, Chief Operating Officer, PayPal. The integration also brings a PayPal customer service bot that can handle questions and requests for help right from within the Facebook Messenger window. Yes, Facebook Messenger lets you send money through PayPal to your friends and relatives who are there in your Facebook.

Today's news continues the progression of payments on Facebook Messenger, a chat app with 1.3 billion monthly active users. What makes this development even more significant is the fact that now sending funds through the Messenger would be as easy as sending a picture. If you don't want to share your debit card and other information to Facebook, PayPal is the best alternative option which you can use now.

Facebook Messenger users can now make P2P payment with PayPal, the social media behemoth announced on Friday.

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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. For any further need, you can take notes. In a thread with a person or a group, simply tap the blue "+" button, and select the green "Payments" button to either send or request money.

In an effort to make this feature as smooth as possible, there will be a PayPal customer service bot available to users without having to leave Facebook's app.

If a specific individual has more than one means of payment attached to their PayPal account, from credit/debit cards and bank account, he or she will be given an option to choose the account that they want to receive or send funds from. The same will be available for Android platform very soon.

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