PayPal peer-to-peer (P2P) transaction can now be conducted
via Facebook Messenger. About a couple of months ago, recall that we reported the
fusion between PayPal and Skype – a union that allows Skype mobile on Android
and iOS to send and receive money.
and the service has started rolling out to customers in the United States since
yesterday, according to what the PayPal COO Bill Ready posted their blog.
Ready said; “When
composing a message in Messenger with one person, or even a group, people can
tap on the blue plus icon, and then select the green Payments button to quickly
send or request money.
“People can then
choose PayPal as their funding source when making a P2P payment with their
launched a customer service Messenger bot for assistance, should there be
issues with transactions or need for guide.
enabled via Facebook chat extensions.
reach an agreement with Mastercard, Visa, Vodafone, and Alibaba this year. So,
this fussion with the Facebook messenger means that 1 billion people now have
access to PayPal today, thanks to the chat app with 1.3 billion monthly active
with group payments introduced in April 2017.
spring 2016, financial services like TransferWise, Western Union, Mastercard,
and MoneyGram have also been introduced to facilitate things like money
developers to use services including PayPal for transactions within Messenger.