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Use Facebook Messenger to send and receive money

Remember when Facebook Messenger broke out of Facebook proper? A lot of users, including yours truly, were seriously irked. Why did we have to switch to entire different app just to chat with a Facebook friend?

Turns out Facebook had bigger plans for Messenger, including voice calls, chat bots, chess games and — who knew? — mobile payments.

It’s true: You can use the Facebook Messenger app to send and receive money, PayPal-style.

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Well, not quite — Messenger payments require a debit card on both ends of the transaction. But there’s no cost to use the service, which offers PIN-based protection and “industry-leading security,” according to Facebook. Here’s how to get started:

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Add a debit card to Facebook Messenger so you can send and receive money.


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