- Huw Hughes
Facebook has launched a new payment method to be used across Facebook,
Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp.
Facebook Pay allows users to add preferred payment methods which can
then be used across the company’s four social platforms, providing “a
convenient, secure and consistent payment experience”, according to
The new payment method will begin rolling out on Facebook and Messenger
this week in the US for fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets,
person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select pages and
businesses on Facebook Marketplace.
The company said in a blog post: “Facebook Pay is part of our ongoing work to
make commerce more convenient, accessible and secure for people on our apps. And in
doing so, we believe we can help businesses grow and empower people everywhere to
buy and sell things online. We’ll continue to develop Facebook Pay and look for ways
to make it even more valuable for people on our apps.”
The move comes as Facebook continues to consolidate its four social platforms and works
on making commerce across them more frictionless. In March, Facebook added
a ‘checkout’ feature to Instagram, allowing its
users to buy items directly within the app.
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