Messenger (Facebook) users in the United States count from today with the possibility of using QR codes for payments (money requests and shipments) in the application by using the payment system of the social media giant, Facebook Pay.
This is a feature that Facebook had been working on for some months, as was seen throughout this spring, so that it now becomes a reality through what is the most widely used messaging application in the United States.
The most interesting thing is that it will not be necessary to have to become a friend of Facebook to enable the transfer of money between individuals, which opens the doors to a multitude of initiatives within the platform.
His operation is similar to other payment services between individuals, although its orientation does not seek to be the competition of other services, at least for the moment.
Facilitating the experience with a similar operation to other apps
By entering the “Facebook Pay” section in the configuration options, users will have their respective personalized QR codes, in which their avatars will appear in the central part.
Below their codes, they will also have their corresponding links, such as “https://m.me/pay/USUARIO”. By the way, users will also find their QR codes corresponding in the main Facebook application, in the Facebook Pay section that will have the upper carousel.
They may disseminate both their codes and their links, as they suit them, when claiming payments to other users of the platform for different concepts, all running in the same application, without the need to download and install other applications.
As requirements for the use of the payment function, it will be necessary for users to are at least 18 years old, have a Visa or Mastercard debit card, or a PayPal account, or one of the accepted prepaid cards or cards issued by the government, although if they add several options, they must define the one that will be established as the default.
Interestingly, they will also need to set the US dollar as the preferred payment currency. Will this mean that it could ever leap into international territories? May be, although for now everything remains between Facebook users in the United States.
This is the main novelty, although Facebook also brings a quick response bar function to respond to any image or video without having to return to the chat, in addition to bringing new visual themes.
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