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Facebook Messenger adds QR code payment feature for personal micropayments

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This spring, Facebook confirmed that it is testing a QR code similar to Venmo for person-to-person payments in apps in the United States. Today, the company announced that the new feature is now publicly available to all US users, allowing anyone to send or request payment via Facebook Pay, even if they are not Facebook friends.

This feature can be found in the Facebook Pay section of Messenger’s settings and can be accessed by clicking the profile icon at the top left of the screen. Everyone can see their personalized QR code here. It looks a lot like an ordinary QR code, except that there is a personal data icon in the middle.

You can see the personal Facebook Pay UR below. Its format is https://m.me/pay/UserName. When payment is required, this can also be copied and sent to other users. Facebook pointed out that these codes can be used between any US Messenger user and do not require a separate payment application or any form of contact lookup and input process.

Users who want to be able to send and receive funds in Messenger must be at least 18 years old and must have a Visa or Mastercard debit card, PayPal account, or one of the supported prepaid cards or government-issued savings cards in order to use the payment feature.

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They also need to set their preferred currency to USD in the app. After the setting is complete, you can choose a payment method as your default method, and you can set a PIN code to protect your funds. The QR code can also be obtained from the Facebook Pay section of the main Facebook app.

Facebook Pay was first launched in November 2019 as a way to build a payment system. The system extends to the company’s app. It is not only used for payments between people but also includes other features, such as donations and celebrities. And e-commerce.

However, Messenger’s payment experience is separate from Facebook’s cryptocurrency wallet Novi, but this may change in the future.

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