Messenger announced its partnership with PayPal around the same time previous year, where people in the United States could make payments to merchants directly using chatbots, facilitated by PayPal and other players like MasterCard, Visa, Stripe, etc.
PayPal, the payments company whose Q3 2017 sales grew 21% to $3.2 billion from a year earlier, now lets U.S. users send money to each other via Facebook Messenger, TechCrunch reported.
Last year, PayPal and Facebook anounced a deepened relationship that allowed customers in the U.S.to shop from online merchants using their Messenger chat bots, then transact in the messenger via PayPal. Next, select the green Payments button to send, request money to friends. If you have been using a different methods to send money on Messenger, select Change button to change it to PayPal.
Additionally, a user can also receive the money from anyone via Facebook Messenger. Now, the company has announced the introduction of peer-to-peer payments through PayPal in Messenger. The automated system uses the natural language processing capabilities in Messenger's platform to understand what people are saying, and those who can't get an answer from the bot can connect with a live customer service team.
To get it you have to search for PayPal in the search field and type a message and the bot will assist you with your request. Of course, you will need a valid PayPal account in order to start sending money to your friends and family, or request funds for that matter.
According to the company, the feature will also support group chats which will allow users to handle bills and much more. A recent article describes the process used: You can access the feature the same way you'd pay with a card. The same will be available for Android platform very soon. However, for now, this feature will only be available to the users in the US. Let us know down in the comments.