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How to Send Money to Friends in Facebook Messenger

Joel Lee 06-04-2016

Facebook Messenger recently implemented the ability to share Spotify tracks right within the chat How to Share Spotify Tracks Right Within Facebook Messenger Spotify track sharing is now available right within Facebook Messenger. Here's how to take advantage of it! Read More . How much you enjoy the feature will depend on how much you use both Messenger and Spotify, which may or may not describe.


But Messenger has been adding cool features long before that, like playing Chess with your friends Did You Know You Can Play Chess Inside Facebook Messenger? There are lots of ways to play chess, but now you can conveniently do it right inside Facebook Messenger. Read More . Here’s one that really caught our eye: you can instantly send money to people while chatting with them.


How do you do it? Just type out a dollar amount. Messenger will detect it and immediately turn it into a hyperlink. Now all you have to do is click on it (or tap on it in mobile devices) and it will ask you if you want to send that amount to the chat recipient. Confirm and done.

The first time you do it, you’ll have to enter you debit information, but every time after that will be instant. It’s quite convenient if you frequently chat with friends using Messenger as opposed to some other messaging app 5 Best Free Messaging Apps for Android Need a free way to send messages to friends and family with your phone for free? Check out these apps. Read More .

But if you don’t use Messenger, or if you friends aren’t big Messenger users, then you’ll probably want to stick with tried-and-true Venmo or Google Wallet Venmo vs. Google Wallet: Send Money to Friends Easily Forget about trying to pay friends back in cash -- that's what you have a smartphone for! Read More  instead.


How often do you use Facebook Messenger? Is this a feature that you find useful? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credit: Messenger Screenshots via Facebook Newsroom

Related topics: Facebook, Money Management.

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  1. Daniel
    April 6, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Doesn't seem to be working throughout Europe or Asia

    • Joel Lee
      April 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Ah, sorry. As I'm in the USA I wasn't able to test that. :( Thanks for the heads up, Daniel.