Facebook Messenger is about to remove one of the biggest worries from your night out
Keeping track of your money might have just got a little easier thanks to Facebook.
The social network has rolled out a new update to its Messenger app that will allow users to send money to their friends in group chats.
That means that you can now use Messenger to keep track of who still owes you money from that big night out, or who is yet to pitch in for the group birthday present.
The new expansion means you can now send and receive money among groups of your contacts for the first time – all for free.
So whether its splitting a restaurant bill, or paying for a group gift, Messenger now lets you settle all payments within the app without having to resort to arguments.
Messenger now lets you send payments to anyone in a group chat
Making a payment is completely free, and you don’t even need to enter your card details
Just tap on the plus sign in the bottom left hand corner of a group conversation to find more features, then tap the payments icon.
Then, choose who to send or request money from, whether that’s everyone in the group or just a selected few.
Enter the amount you want to request per person, or the total sum to divide evenly – and whether you are included or not.
Finally, you can specify what the money is for, then tap Request.
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Messenger currently has over a billion users worldwide, making it one of Facebook’s most lucrative products.
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