Facebook Brings Free Money Transfer Feature on Messenger!


Money Transfer on Social Media platforms seem to be hot right now. Every major bank and financial institutions are trying to simplify how money gets transferred, bet it between friends, or be it between Business.

In India, Kotak, ICICI Bank and HDFC bank have all come up with money transfer features on either Facebook or Twitter.

Now, Facebook themselves have got into the fray and have announced free funds transfer feature on Facebook messenger. And from the looks of it, it is as easy as it gets. According to official announcement, Facebook is now rolling out a more convenient and secure way to send or receive money between friends. This feature will be rolling out over the coming months in the US.

Facebook Money Transfer

The process of sending and receiving money is extremely simple:

To send money:

  1. Start a message with a friend
  2. Tap the $ icon and enter the amount you want to send
  3. Tap Pay in the top right and add your debit card to send money

To receive money:

  1. Open the conversation from your friend
  2. Tap Add Card in the message and add your debit card to accept money for the first time

While the money transfer happens immediately, it may take some time for the money to reflect in receiver’s bank.

Social Money Transfer Popularity Soaring

Even though, this is pretty new phenomenon, small money transfers on social platforms are getting extremely popular. They are simple, secure and seamless.

These types of funds transfer are basically geared towards smaller transactions that happen between friends and families, and because of this Facebook becomes the ultimate platform, because every is comfortable with it.

While, till date, Banks and financial institutions were doing it for their customers, with Facebook coming into fray, this is bound to go mainstream.

Unfortunately, it is currently launched only in the U.S, but we are quite sure it should come to Indian soon enough! If you are in US, give it a try and let us know what you think of Facebook’s new money transfer service.

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