Facebook Messenger now lets its user shop using their PayPal account within the messenger. Yes, with its new collaboration with Facebook, PayPal has announced that it will be rolling out an additional payment system into the Facebook Messenger by integrating PayPal payment option into the Messenger.
The update will be rolling out today but, it will only be available to some users in the U.S. as announced by PayPal on Monday. Users in the U.S. will also be able to easily link their PayPal account into the Facebook messenger that will allow them to make payment for any transaction within the Facebook messenger.
PayPal also said that ”customers in the U.S. will also be able to get notifications in Messenger, first starting with making it easier to manage receipts for PayPal transactions neatly in one place.”
”For merchants, this will provide them a more direct opportunity to build relationships with the 192 million people around the world with active PayPal accounts. PayPal’s mobile-optimized experience, when combined with relevant, in-context commerce experiences, will help offer a compelling and frictionless commerce experience.”
“We’ve also helped merchants purchase Facebook ads, helped consumers buy headsets and content from Oculus, and continue to help PayPal-enabled businesses sell products directly from the Shop section of their Facebook Page,” said Bill Ready, EVP, and chief operating officer at PayPal, in a blog post
Facebook has already announced partnerships with MasterCard, Visa, Vodafone, and Alibaba in the past few months.
Facebook’s most recent collaboration with PayPal was Uber’s integration into the Messenger, which allow users to hail a Uber ride through Facebook’s messaging application using the PayPal-owned Braintree, which allows users to order and pay for an Uber ride from directly within the app more securely and seamlessly.