Facebook Messenger users can now send or request money directly in the app through their PayPal accounts!
Facebook Messenger and PayPal initially partnered last year to enable customers to link their accounts and use PayPal to shop on Messenger. The new announcement expands the partnership into peer-to-peer payments.
Until now, the peer-to-peer payments system is only available in US.
As of now, 2.5 Million People have linked their accounts to peer-to-peer payment system.
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Additionally, PayPal customers can now use a customer service chat bot in Messenger allowing them to reset passwords, handle account inquiries and helping with payment issues in the app.
Is PayPal now Available in Pakistan?
Many years have passed that Freelancers and bloggers are struggling to convince PayPal somehow open their payment gateway for Pakistan. Many petitions have been signed and submitted, but all in vain. This left all of the Pakistani Internet Marketers deprived of one of the basic, yet most important facility for sending and receiving online payments. There are over 190 countries in which PayPal services are available, but only a few of which Pakistan is a part has been kicked off from the list.
It is mainly due to the stringent State Bank regulations and plenty of Internet scams. Not all the bloggers and freelancers are scammers.
There is still no word about the service coming to Pakistan as of yet. IT Minister, Anusha Rahman has consoled everyone that they are working on breaking a deal as freelancers prefer PayPal as it is a globally recognised service.