Facebook will now allow sending cash to friends using PayPal

JP Mangalindan Senior CorrespondentYahoo Finance

JP Mangalindan Senior CorrespondentYahoo Finance

Facebook Messenger and PayPal initially partnered previous year to enable customers to link their accounts and use PayPal to shop on Messenger.

PayPal has recently announced their expansion in alliance with Facebook by offering the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Payments option on the giant social network's Messenger application.

The integration is rolling out for customers residing in the United States. Simply tap the blue plus icon and then tap the green Payments button to bring up the two existing options.If you'd previously set up the feature to pay using your card, just tap the Change button and choose PayPal to connect your account with Messenger.

Facebook Messenger Lite, which was initially aimed at users in emerging markets, has surprisingly launched in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland.

While Apple device owners continue to wait for the unknown launch date of the new Apple Pay features, PayPal and Facebook have teamed up to offer users person-to-person payments within the Messenger app. Search for PayPal in the search field and then type a message and the bot should be able to assist you. Recently Facebook has planned to incorporate PayPal for this goal. IPhone and iPad users can enable Touch ID for added security.

"The ability to send and request money in Messenger gives people more choice and more convenient ways to get things done in different contexts", PayPal COO Bill Ready told Yahoo Finance.

In order to send money through PayPal, you don't need to have any special skills.

You can access the new feature the same way you'd pay with your credit or debit card. Sadly, there is no any official information regarding the availability of it on Android platform yet, however we would get to hear the same from the officials very soon. The feature launches today for U.S. users. Stay tuned with us for more such useful updates in the coming days.

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