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.
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:
1PayPal account required to send and receive money using the PayPal app, Money Pools and PayPal.Me.
Xoom moves your money fast, and keeps your security a top priority. Speed of money transfer service is subject to many factors, including:
Approval by the Xoom proprietary anti-fraud verification system
Funds availability from sender’s payment account (checking, credit or debit card)
Recipient-country banking hours and banking system availability
Difference in time zones, weekend bank processing availability, and local bank holidays
Receiving agent hours of operation
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