The partnership between the two companies began past year and today's announcement is an extension to that.
Both the payment support and the PayPal bot are rolling out today.
Customers could also choose to link their PayPal account with Messenger in order to receive notifications and receipts from their online transactions within Messenger. People will have the option to send and request money using their PayPal account, and this integration in Messenger is starting to roll out to US consumers today.
In a recent development, PayPal has proclaimed that its partnership with the social networking giant, Facebook to enable P2P payments feature in Facebook Messenger. Users will also be able to receive payment alerts directly within the Messenger app. In addition to this, a new customer service Messenger bot will be rolled out today as well.More news: Electric Volkswagen to take on Pikes Peak
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To use PayPay when sending money in Messenger, just tap the blue plus icon and then the Green button titled "Payments" like you normally would.
The addition of PayPal to Messenger's growing roster of bots feeds into Messenger's larger vision of becoming a go-to platform for businesses that want to reach users and users who crave customer service without having to talk to someone. The bot has been built to assist you with your request. It'll bring up two options and you can just move on with PayPal from there. However, if you feel you need additional support, you can easily connect with PayPal's live customer service. Share your views with us and let us know what this new feature means to you, especially in terms of doing business on Facebook Messenger.
You'll be able to use your PayPal account to send money to either one person or to a group of people (a feature that was added earlier this year), and it's available to use starting today (October 20) for users in the United States. Android users, according to the company, would soon have their turn.