Social media giant Facebook has begun the rollout of Facebook Pay, which its says will provide people with a convenient, secure and consistent payment experience across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.
While people already use payments across Facebook’s apps to shop, donate to causes and send money to each other, the company says Facebook Pay will make transactions easier while continuing to ensure payment information is secure and protected.
With Facebook Pay users can:
- Add preferred payment methods once then use Facebook Pay where available to make payments and purchases on apps, instead of having to re-enter payment information each time
- Set up Facebook Pay app-by-app, or choose to set it up for use across apps (where available) — that means Facebook won’t automatically set up Facebook Pay across all apps the user is active on, unless they choose to do so
- View payment history, manage payment methods and update settings in one place
- Get real-time customer support via live chat in the US (and in more places around the world in the future)
- Clearly understand which payment services are part of Facebook
Facebook Pay has begun rolling out on Facebook and Messenger this week in the US for fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace.
The company says it plans to bring Facebook Pay to more people and places, including for use across Instagram and WhatsApp.