Facebook integrates Paypal in its messenger to launch in-chat payments.


In the latest addition to the rise in digital transactions across the world, payment getaway PayPal has launched the facility of sending and requesting money via Facebook Messenger.

In 2016, PayPal tied up with Facebook Messenger to allow more than 2.5 million US customers to to shop on Messenger using PayPal and enable Messenger as a means of communication between PayPal users.

When chatting on Messenger, one can tap on the blue plus icon and select the green payments button to quickly send or request money.

“In addition to enabling P2P payments with PayPal in Messenger, we are also introducing our first-ever PayPal customer service bot for Messenger, so PayPal customers can seamlessly receive payment and account support directly in the app,” said Bill Ready, Chief Operating Officer, PayPal.