Facebook Messenger announced three new features launching in its iOS app. They are QR Codes and Payment Links, a new Quick Reply Bar, and more themes such as Olivia Rodrigo, Pride, F9, and more.
Now, instead of turning to Venmo or another third-party app to finalize the payment, buyers and sellers might have more incentive to use Facebook Pay instead.QR codes and payment links in Messenger enable users to send and receive money from anyone, even if they aren’t Facebook friends.
This feature is rolling out to US Messenger users, and there’s no need to download a separate payment app or add new contacts on the fly. Users just need to visit their Messenger settings and tap Facebook Pay, then share the payment link or allow a friend to scan the QR code.The new quick reply bar makes it easier to have conversations prompted by a cool photo or video without needing to go back to the main chat thread. Users just need to tap on the photo and send a response through the quick reply bar at the bottom of the screen.
Users who want to be able to send and receive money in Facebook Messenger have to be at least 18 years old and will have to have a Visa or Mastercard debit card, a PayPal account or one of the supported prepaid cards or government-issued cards, to use the payments feature.There are new ways to personalize your Facebook Messenger chat. If you can’t stop listening to Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, you can transform the background of your chat into a fun way to communicate with friends.