Facebook Pay users on Messenger can now simply go to the app’s settings to retrieve their personal payment link or QR Code to distribute to those who want to send them money. The latter is especially useful for users you haven’t even messaged before, let alone added to your friends list. This feature is, however, still available only in the US and, of course, requires the Messenger app to be installed.
It isn’t as fast as it can be though, since it requires that the persons sending and receiving money are already friends on the network. Unlike PayPal, which only requires knowing the recipient’s email address, this system is too cumbersome for one-off or ad-hoc payments. That is exactly the hurdle that Facebook is now removing in its latest update to the system.
The update also brings new themes to Messenger as well as Instagram, at least if you’ve linked the two. Messenger now also makes it possible to reply directly when viewing an image so that you don’t have to jump back to the conversation, long-tap the image, and then give your fleeting and spontaneous reaction.
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