Mobile payment transactions may not be the standard yet but there are a lot of people who prefer this method simply because of its ease and convenience. Others are simply worried about privacy and security but developers like Facebook know how to make an app secure all the time. Frequent updates and releases make sure the app is always in tip-top shape.
The latest update to Facebook Messenger brings a new feature that allows person-to-person (P2P) mobile payments. The P2P payment on Facebook Messenger only requires a debit card or credit card (Visa or Mastercard) so you can send money right away to a contact. To send an amount, open up a conversation, click on the dollar ($) icon, enter amount when prompted, and then click ‘Pay’. Amount will be sent immediately to the other person who will receive the money on his or her own checking account.
Sending money to friends using Facebook Messenger was introduced last March but it’s only now that all of US can take advantage of this feature. If online or mobile security is the issue, Facebook says they have a good reputation and a history of secure financial transactions as used in ads and games.
To be sure, you can add a PIN for better security and your peace of mind. Facebook also said they have a team of anti-fraud specialists monitoring the transcations and checking for possible suspicious activities. So yeah, believe when Facebook says your account is safe.
We're happy to announce that Messenger person-to-person payments are now available to everyone in the U.S.! Add your Debit Card and pay anyone on Messenger in a few taps. Money goes straight from your checking account to the recipient's checking account. Easy and safe. As always, give it a try it and let us know how we can make even better for you!
Posted by David Marcus on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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SOURCE: David Marcus