What is Facebook Pay, where is it available and how does it work?
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(Pocket-lint) – Facebook offers a payment system, called Facebook Pay, which allows you to send money to friends, buy products and even make a donation.
What is Facebook Pay?
Facebook Pay is designed to facilitate payments on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Facebook said it was part of the “ongoing work to make commerce more convenient, accessible and secure” for its users.
Facebook Pay was initially available for fundraisers, person-to-person payments, ticket purchases, in-game purchases, and some purchases from pages and businesses on the Facebook marketplace. Now it’s fully integrated with Instagram and Messenger, in supported countries, and support for WhatsApp is starting to roll out as well.
The service, which is different from Facebook’s Calibra and Libra efforts, is “built on existing financial infrastructure and partnerships,” according to Facebook. It uses Stripe, PayPal and other processors to handle payments.
How does Facebook Pay work?
Facebook Pay is designed to be as easy as possible, so getting started doesn’t require any additional apps, you can use Facebook Pay right in the app you want to use.
You can access Facebook Pay in the settings section of the Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps. Once you’ve added a payment method, you can easily send money to friends, make a purchase, or donate to a cause.
To access Facebook Pay on Facebook
- Go to Settings then Facebook Pay on the Facebook app or website.
- Add a payment method.
To access Facebook Pay on Instagram
- Press on the icon of your profile at the bottom right of your screen
- Press the plus button top right (three horizontal lines)
- Select Orders and payments
- Choose Payment settings
- Add a payment method
Facebook said it won’t automatically set up Facebook Pay on apps you actively use unless you choose to do so.
What payment methods are supported?
Facebook Pay supports most debit and credit cards, as well as PayPal, in supported countries.
Where is Facebook Pay available?
Facebook Pay is available in countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, and North America.
While most countries support the Facebook app, support for WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger is rolling out gradually.
In the UK we have access to both Facebook and Instagram.
In the United States, Facebook and Messenger are supported.
You can check regional availability here.
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Want to know more?
For more information, visit pay.facebook.com.
Written by Maggie Tillman. Edited by Britta O’Boyle. Originally published on .