Facebook has supported sending payments in its Messenger app for quite some time, but now a new update wants to make paying in a group even easier.
Today, Facebook announced that Messenger now supports group payments. Specifically, the feature is rolling out to the desktop and Android mobile app, but iOS support should be arriving soon enough. The new feature not only makes it easy to make a payment as part of a group, but it also makes it possible to request or send money to any individual that’s included in a group conversation.
“Starting today for Android and desktop, you can send or receive money between groups of people on Messenger. It’s free, simple, fast, and secure. Whether you’re splitting a restaurant bill or chipping in for a group gift, all you need to do is go to a new or existing Messenger group conversation to get started.”
Users can also send money to the entire group, obviously, and someone can set a total amount that needs to be distributed equally between all the members in the group for paying a bill. The existing feature to make person-to-person payments still only supports Visa and MasterCard debit cards for now, so keep that in mind.
Have you ever used Facebook Messenger to send money? Would you ever?
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