Facebook Adds QR Codes For Easier In-App Messenger Payments
Notably, last month Facebook said it would explore options to add QR codes in its Messenger app. This QR code functionality would be similar to that found in Venmo and PayPal.
Fast forwarding so far, it looks like the day has finally arrived as the company has confirmed the release of this new Facebook Messenger QR Codes feature to make sending / receiving payments easier.
Additionally, with the latest update, the app supports custom links for person-to-person payments with Facebook Pay. However, note that this feature is currently only available to users based in the United States.
The main use of the person-to-person link is to allow two people, who are not friends on Facebook, to send or receive payments through Facebook Pay. So even foreigners can still use Facebook Pay to complete their transactions.
A personalized QR code will appear in the Facebook Pay option under Messenger settings
To access this feature, you need to go to the Messenger settings menu and select the Facebook Pay option. You can easily access this option by clicking on your profile icon at the top left.
A personalized QR code will be displayed allowing you to more easily carry out transactions on the platform. There is a slight difference between the transaction QR code of Facebook Messenger and the others.
In the middle of the QR code, there will be your profile icon. A subtle Facebook twist on their QR codes it seems. Additionally, US users do not need to download another app or go through a setup process to use this new feature.
There are a few conditions for using Facebook Pay. First of all, you must be at least 18 years old and have a Mastercard or Visa debit card, a working Paypal account, or even a credit card. The default currency should be US $.
While this isn’t a huge feature, it would definitely come in handy for users who buy / sell stuff through Facebook Marketplace. Here, transactions are often processed on Messenger.
Now, with Facebook Messenger’s latest QR codes feature, users will no longer need to use a third-party app or Venmo to make payments.
In addition to this new feature, Facebook has also added some cool features to Messenger. It includes the in-app quick response feature, Olivia Rodrigo themed chat, World Oceans Day focused theme, as well as the promotion of the movie Fast 9.