If you still do not have Facebook’s app dedicated to chatting, then download Facebook Messenger today itself. If you do not, you may miss out a lot in the coming days. Though not many new things have been introduced now, some of the big changes are awaited. A few days back we told about the hidden games in the app and now there is news that you can also start sending and receiving money via the app.
To carry out the transactions, once you download Facebook Messenger, you will have to add debit card details to your account (please note that the debit card must have been issued by a US bank). If you already have the app, update it to the latest version. For security, like a password, create a PIN for your account. Here’s how to carry the transactions:
As given on the Facebook’s Help page, below are the steps you need to follow to send and receive money:
To send money:
- Send a message to the person you want to send money to.
- Tap and enter the amount you want to send. If you don’t see , tap to find it.
- Tap Pay in the top right and add your debit card to send money.
To receive money:
- Open the conversation containing the money
- Tap Add Card in the conversation and add your debit card to receive money.
Note: Sending or receiving money via Facebook Messenger can take up to 3 business days.
What if you do not want to accept the amount someone else has sent to you via Messenger? You can decline the money if you do not add your card details to the app. To decline the transaction, open the conversation > tap on Add Card > Tap on Decline Payment. Make sure you use your debit card only for transactions, Credit Cards, PayPal, Prepaid Cards, Government-issued bank cards are currently not supported.
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