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Facebook tests peer-to-peer payments in US with Messenger

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Facebook is starting to test its new private-to-private payment experience with Facebook Pay among (Facebook) Messenger users in the United States. This experience consists of the use of QR codes for scanning from the mobile camera for sending or requesting money between individuals within Facebook, similar to how peer-to-peer payment systems work on other platforms.

The new experience also incorporates personalized payment links, so that interested parties can share them externally to Facebook, either in the biography of other social networks, in the signature of emails, among other possible places, for the same purpose as the use of QR codes within Facebook: To enable the sending and requesting of money between individuals.

Expanding Facebook Pay within Facebook services

The publication TechCrunch has been able to officially learn that this feature is currently in the testing phase among Messenger users in the United States, for which a spokesperson has stated only the following:

To make payments on Messenger even easier, we’ve started testing the ability for people to use QR codes and payment links when they want to send or request money.”

Facebook tests a peer-to-peer payments experience within Messenger in the U.S.
Facebook tests a peer-to-peer payments experience within Messenger in the U.S.

Participants, in addition to being within the United States, must also be users over the age of 18 and must have at least a Visa or Mastercard debit card, or a Paypal account, a supported prepaid card, or government-issued card, to use the new feature.

In this way, Facebook is expanding the Facebook Pay payment experiences in other areas of its applications and services, being currently available for donations and purchases within Facebook Marketplace, among other places, although at least for the moment, it will work separately from the expected cryptocurrency wallet experience, although it may in the future work together, you never know, and more so when for the moment, Facebook has not wanted to provide more information about it.

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