Facebook announces the launch of Facebook Pay. The new payment method presents part of Facebook’s efforts to make eCommerce more convenient for users and significantly easier for small businesses, “a convenient, secure, and consistent payment experience” across its platforms.
Facebook states in a blog post on Tuesday, that the new service, called Facebook Pay, will allow users to securely send payments to others. Facebook Pay accepts most major credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal.
“With Facebook Pay you can:
Facebook already allows users to send money through the Messenger app. But with Facebook Pay, users will be able to send money via other Facebook apps. To start, it’s rolling out on the core Facebook and Messenger apps, but will be added to Instagram and WhatsApp in the future.
Facebook Pay starts rolling out on Facebook and Messenger this week in the United States only. It will be available for fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger, as well as purchases from some Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace.
Facebook also guarantees that all safety measures are followed by Facebook Pay.