Facebook Announces Group Payments in Messenger

Facebook Announces Group Payments in Messenger

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Facebook has announced a new Group Payments feature for Messenger.

Starting today for Android and desktop, you can send or receive money between groups of people on Messenger. It’s free, simple, fast and secure. Whether you’re splitting a restaurant bill or chipping in for a group gift, all you need to do is go to a new or existing Messenger group conversation to get started.

How It Works:
Tap on the plus sign in the bottom left hand corner of a group conversation to find more features, and tap the payments icon ($). Then, choose who to send or request money from. You can choose everyone in the group or only a few members. Enter the amount you want to request per person or the total sum to divide evenly, either including yourself in the calculation or not. Finally, you can specify what the money is for — maybe a pizza party, teacher gift or more. Once you’re ready, tap Request.

A message will appear in the group conversation showing who has paid. At any time, you can also view the Request Details in full-screen.

For now, Messenger group payments is only available in the US. No word on when it will arrive on iOS but follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

Facebook Announces Group Payments in Messenger

bulb nugget - April 12, 2017 at 12:34am
Yes! I can't tell you how is makes it easier to receive payments from my friends when they want to,pay me instantly. This may just be hassle free.
Hope 2 - April 12, 2017 at 6:10am
Google Wallet, Veemo and Paypal are all other options.
bulb nugget - April 12, 2017 at 4:07pm
I know that, but there may be little required to transfer money here, like I may not need to hook up a card in order to do it.