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Facebook Messenger Launches e-Payment Service

Facebook Messenger Launches e-Payment Service

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 - 05:00
The PayPal logo is seen during an event at Terra Gallery in San Francisco. (Reuters)

Facebook Messenger has added a new feature that allows users to pay their bills through Paypal.

According to CNET website, Facebook Messenger now allows users to make payments to friends, and has already started work with Paypal.

It can also now make payments to people using Paypal using peer-to-peer. This service is only available in the US for now. It is live on iOS and is soon coming to Android.

A new Paypal Facebook Messenger bot has also been developed. It will handle account information in-app without having to leave Messenger.

The addition of PayPal comes ahead of Apple's own peer-to-peer version of Apple Pay, which is due to launch sometime this fall.

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