While the code for the payments feature was first discovered in October, today is the day that Facebook decided to turn the switch on the service. People who want to send money in the app simply start a chat with the designated person, then press the " $" icon and type in the amount of money they want to send. Finally, the user taps the "Pay" selection, adds a debit card and sends the money. To receive funds, the user just taps "Add Card" in a message to add their debit card to get their money.
The company added that it was taking security seriously with this new payment feature in Messenger. It said:
The new payments feature is just for US users of Facebook Messenger and will be rolled out in the coming months
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