Payments

Facebook launches payment service that allows transfers via Messenger

For this, Facebook will save the user's bank details

facebook pay video
Photo: Frame/Facebook Newsroom
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  • Facebook Pay is a partnership with online payment companies PayPal and Stripe;
  • Instagram and Whatsapp (companies that also belong to Facebook) should offer the service in the future.

Facebook announced on Tuesday (12) its new payment service, Facebook Pay. According to a text posted on the company’s blog and also an article by Forbes Brasil, the service will allow direct purchases through the social network app, as well as transfers via Messenger.

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In the video posted on the company’s blog, two users talk and send money literally to each other via Messenger. For this, Facebook will save the user’s bank details (credit card and other information required for a transfer). Although the text does not explain, it is likely that both users will need to be part of Facebook Pay in order to use the service in this manner.

Facebook Pay is a partnership with online payment companies PayPal and Stripe. Instagram and Whatsapp (companies that also belong to Facebook) should offer the service in the future.