Facebook Pay | How to Send and Receive Money Via Facebook Messenger

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Have you ever wished to send money to a friend or make an online payment for a business or product, but don’t know the quickest way to do it?

While there are many ways to make payment online or send and receive money from your friend or loved ones, some of them require a very long procedure that sometimes can really be discouraging and frustrating.

In other to help solve some of these challenges, Facebook has launched its own Pay feature popularly known as the Facebook pay app.

The Facebook pay feature uses the Facebook messenger platform to send and receive money, and it works perfectly fine on both the Facebook messenger app and Facebook web messenger.

In this article, I will show you how you can send and receive money with the Facebook pay feature.

Facebook Payment Account Setup

There is no Facebook pay app. However, Facebook pay allows users to make payments across Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

With the Facebook pay app, you easily make payments using your debit or credit.

Facebook pay also allows you to make use of the Facebook messenger app to make payments for things like; fundraisers, in-game purchases, person-to-person payments, event tickets, and a few pages on Facebook Marketplace.

Sending and Receiving Money with Facebook Pay

One advantage of sending and receiving money via the Facebook pay app is that it is stress-free.

If you have been using the Facebook messenger app for just chatting with friends and families, then you definitely have been missing a lot as there are a lot of features packed in it.


Facebook pay can be done both on the messenger web and app. This means that you are not only restricted to using Facebook pay with only a mobile device.

How to Send Money with the Facebook Messenger

To send money via the Facebook pay app, follow the process below.

  1. Open your Facebook messenger, and start a conversation with whosoever you want to pay.
  2. Tap the dollar “$” icon.
  3. Enter the amount you wish to pay
  4. Tap “Next” and the money would be on its way to the receiver’s account

Note: if you can’t find the $ icon then make sure to contact Facebook customer care.

Also, the first time you make any payment, you would need to provide funding information.

Submitting this information is very easy while you go through the payment process. You can also alter the funding process by updating your payment settings.

During the transfer, you will either make use of your debit card number or your PayPal account.

How to Receive Money With Facebook Messenger

Receiving money via Facebook messenger is also easy and free.

When a friend sends you money via the Facebook messenger, you will be sent a notification by Facebook immediately.

If you have a Paypal or debit card associated with your Facebook account, your money will immediately be sent into any of them.

In a situation where you don’t, then Facebook will have you provide these details to them, and then your money wired to you.

How To Create A Free Facebook Account

As already said, to send money via Facebook pay, both the sender and the receiver must have an account with Facebook.

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If you or the person you want to send money to is not on Facebook yet, you might want to create one for free.

Follow the steps below to create a free Facebook account.

  1. Go to www.facebook.com/r.php.
  2. Enter your name, email or mobile phone number, password, date of birth, and gender.
  3. Click Sign Up.
  4. To finish creating your account, check your email or phone inbox, depending on what you used to create the account, and enter confirm your new Facebook account.

That’s all on how to send and receive money via Facebook messenger.

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