You can now use PayPal to send money through Facebook Messenger

Leigh Mccormick
October 22, 2017

PayPal has announced its first customer service bot that will be at the users service handling their questions as well as request for assistance.

PayPal has recently announced their expansion in alliance with Facebook by offering the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Payments option on the giant social network's Messenger application. PayPal can be chosen to be the default option for all transactions made within the Messenger app, claims the payment service company.

This newest peer-to-peer (P2P) integration introduced by PayPal is expected to be of service to over 1.3 billion monthly users of Messenger internationally, by allowing them to transfer funds on person-to-person basis without having to leave the Messenger app.

Starting Friday, Messenger users in the US who log in with their PayPal accounts can use the popular messaging platform to send and request money to one another.

This is huge. PayPal says 2.5 million accounts have already linked their account with Messenger, and it's easy to imagine for that number to grow with the rollout. With PayPal's presence already getting stronger on Facebook, this piece of news didn't come to many of us as a surprise. The green payments button is the next thing you need to tap, and then you can select PayPal to send the funds to a contact. 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.

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You'll be able to use your PayPal account to send money to either one person or to a group of people (a feature that was added earlier this year), and it's available to use starting today (October 20) for users in the United States.

A year ago, PayPal inked a deal with Facebook that allows you to easily link your PayPal and Messenger accounts.

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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. Enter the amount and then you will show different payment methods. But it would soon be available also on Android.

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