Facebook is finally into digital payments with Facebook Pay. If you are in the US, you can now use Facebook and Messenger to pay your friends within the app. Facebook also says that Facebook Pay will be expanded to Instagram and WhatsApp in future.
Here’s everything you need to know about Facebook Pay and how to use it.
Where is Facebook Pay available?
Facebook Pay is currently only available in the US. The payment service will be rolling out to Facebook and Messenger users in the US starting this week.
The company has promised that it will expand Facebook Pay to more countries, but it could be a while before the service steps out of the US.
“We are rolling out Facebook Pay to a small set of countries and apps first, with the intention to bring this service to more people over time,” the company notes on the official webpage for Facebook Pay.
As noted above, the service will also eventually come to Instagram and WhatsApp.
What can I pay for with Facebook Pay?
For now, the platform will allow users to pay for fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger, and purchases from select Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace.
If you purchase a subscription to an app or a feature within an app, Facebook will bill your payment method at the beginning of each subscription period. To stop recurring payments, you will have to cancel the said subscription.