Facebook Messenger has confirmed that it will start rolling out a new “Split Payments” tool. The tool will allow users to split the money of bills and costs through the service. The new function, according to the company, is a “free and fast” way to manage payments through Messenger. Users in the United States will be able to use the new tool from next week.
Users must first click the “Get Started” button in a group chat in Messenger to use Split Payments. You can then divide a bill equally or change the amount for every person in the group chat, with or without yourself engaged. You’ll also be able to leave a personalized note. Finally, you’ll get a prompt to confirm your Facebook Pay information before your request is issued and visible in your group chat thread.
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“It’s going to get easier if you’ve dealt with splitting up (and getting paid back for) group outings, shared housing bills, or even the monthly payment,” the firm wrote in a blog post about the new service.
Messenger launched Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments a few months ago, prompting the birth of Split Payments.
The codes are now only available in the United States, but they allow anyone to send or request money through Facebook Pay, even if they aren’t Facebook friends. You will find the option in Messenger’s configuration under the “Facebook Pay” section.
Facebook Pay was first introduced in November 2019 as a method to create a payment system. It will work across all of the company’s apps for things like donations and e-commerce, as well as person-to-person payments.
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Split Payments released with many of the additional Messenger features, including four new group AR effects developed in collaboration with creators Emma Chamberlain, Zach King, Bella Poarch, and King Bach.
The firm has recently released two new “Stranger Things” Soudmojis; which are emojis that create a sound when sent within Messenger, as well as a new chat layout. To commemorate the release of “Red,” Messenger also released a new Taylor Swift Soudmoji.