You can now use PayPal to send money through Facebook Messenger


PayPal can be selected as the source when making a payment to a Messenger contact.

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Customers could also choose to link their PayPal account with Messenger in order to receive notifications and receipts from their online transactions within Messenger. 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. That deal benefited the two companies in so many ways-so, it's like a win-win situation for everyone. Now, Facebook is bringing PayPal into the fold.

"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".

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Facebook and PayPal are strengthening their ties and have announced that users in the USA can now send and receive money person-to-person over Facebook Messenger. What this means is that customers of the P2P payment giant will be able to receive payment and account support directly within the app. But, once your question proves too challenging for the bot, you will be connected with a live customer service representative.

For accessing it, PayPal should be searched in the search field after that a message should be typed and then the bot will help the user with whatever be the request. The bot for Messenger will then assist users with their queries or request. That'll allow you to connect your PayPal account with Messenger. Just select PayPal option from the available option and you will be done. The partnership between the two companies began previous year and today's announcement is an extension to that.

You'll be able to use your PayPal account to send money to either one person or to a group of people (a feature that was added earlier this year), and it's available to use starting today (October 20) for users in the United States.