Facebook Messenger gets PayPal P2P payment integration in the US

JP Mangalindan Senior CorrespondentYahoo Finance

JP Mangalindan Senior CorrespondentYahoo Finance

"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", PayPal said in a blog post. But for users who are not comfortable using a debit card or credit card online and prefer PayPal payments, Facebook has introduced this new feature which allows you to pay your friends using your PayPal account. Users will also be able to receive payment alerts directly within the Messenger app.

If that isn't enough, PayPal is also introducing a specific bot to help PayPal customers when they might not want to call it or just want to stay in the Facebook Messenger app.

Facebook Messenger users can now make P2P payment with PayPal, the social media behemoth announced on Friday.

Sending and requesting money on Messenger is an easy affair as long as PayPal users log onto their accounts inside Messenger or avail of the option to link their Messenger and PayPal accounts when they make purchases online. For the operation to work, all you have to do is simply tap on the "+" icon which will bring up a green payment button. Some of the services PayPal customers will be able to access when using the bot include, resetting passwords, handling account inquiries, and dealing with all issues related with refunds of payments.

PayPal has also launched a customer bot which will essentially escort a user and assist him in sending and receiving funds. 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. Just select PayPal option from the available option and you will be done. However, if you feel you need additional support, you can easily connect with PayPal's live customer service. The same will be available for Android platform very soon.

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