Facebook’s plan to assert greater control over its company’s vast divisions is no secret, as first reported back when the integration of the messaging infrastructure of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger was first revealed. The company then went on to make its branding very prominent within these services, in fact, the umbrella under which to remind users of all the work of these services. Now taking advantage of this umbrella, Facebook is launching a new payment system for Facebook Pay, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.
Facebook Pay claims to be a convenient and secure payment method that provides a consistent payment experience across Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook Pay will ease existing transaction habits within Facebook while ensuring payment system information is protected and protected. The highlight for the average user, however, is the convenience and stability in the experience, in which they can add their payment method once and then use some of the world’s most popular and widely used services.
With Facebook Pay, users can:
- Add a preferred payment method once, and have it be available for use across Facebook apps
- Choose to set up Facebook Pay app-by-app or across apps, meaning that Facebook will not automatically set up Facebook Pay across the user’s active apps unless the user chooses 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
Facebook Pay will begin rolling out on Facebook and Facebook Messenger this week in the United States for grant accruals, in-game purchases, event tickets and regular person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select pages and businesses on the Facebook market. Soon, Facebook Pay will be made available for more regions and more services such as Instagram and WhatsApp. The service supports most major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal. Facebook also clarifies that this new service is separate from the Calibra Wallet, which will run on the Libra network.
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