Facebook Messenger lets you send or receive money via PayPal

David Marcus

"We're excited today to announce an expansion of our relationship with Facebook with the addition of PayPal as a funding source for peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, right in Messenger". This announcement came today after the two companies teamed up to integrate PayPal payment services with the Messenger's platform.

Besides payments, PayPal is also rolling out its first customer-oriented bot on Messenger, which will enable users to chat with a virtual customer service assistant for any problem they might have, such as forgetting their password, asking about how transactions works, and others.

Facebook Messenger users can now do peer-to-peer payments within the App using their PayPal accounts. According to PayPal, more than 2.5 million users have connected their accounts to shop on Messenger via its service since then. By adding Facebook's platform, they will get even more familiar environment to get things done.

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This feature is probably meant to compete with apps like Venmo that already let users use PayPal in order to split bills or pay friends. Trulia's bot, for instance, serves up rental listings to users who put in their zip code and price range, while Kayaks bot helps Messenger users find flights, places to stay and rental cars.

Now, Paypal and Facebook have partnered to bring peer-to-peer payments in Messenger. Next, select the green Payments button to send, request money to friends.

Do you think you'll use the new feature? Following this collaboration, both the companies have joined hands to roll out the support for Messenger users to send or receive money using their PayPal account within the app. Enter the amount and then you will show different payment methods.

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PayPal is a leading P2P payments app with Dollars 24 billion in P2P volume during the third quarter of 2017 alone, reported IANS.

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

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