Begin able to pay for things directly from Facebook has really come in handy. Companies are beginning to come up with diverse ways to improve the process of getting money across users and Facebook is no different.
We’ve seen the social media giant work on QR codes before but nothing like this one. This new development lets you pay for someone else with a single scan from their phone.
Facebook’s Charge Into QR Payments
This is nothing new to Facebook incase you’re wondering why the sudden change in its platform. Facebook already owns a service called Facebook Pay. It supports transactions through the many social channels that Facebook supports.
Now, TechCrunch has announced that the QR code payments are making their debut onto Facebook Pay. If you’ve used Facebook Pay lately you’ll notice it has a ‘scan’ optiion at the top of the app screen.
When it’s tapped, you have the option of getting your QR code or scan someone else’s. The good thing about it is that the recipient doesn’t have to be there to scan the code on their phone. When you look at your own QR code, Facebook gives you a link that leads directly to it. You can then send this link to people who can open the QR code in their browser and scan it from the comfort of their own home.
For those of us that still doubt the effectiveness of this feature, here’s what a spokesperson from Facebook iad to TechCrunch to confirm that it’s legit:
“To make payments on Messenger even easier, we’ve begun testing the ability for people to use QR codes and payment links when they want to send or request money.”
Unfortunately, this technology is only available in the US right now but in due time I’m sure it would available globally.
If you don’t live in the US, you can make use of Facebook Messenger sevice to send payments. You also need to be 18+ years old and have a Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, or supported prepaid payment methods registered on Facebook Pay.
Get Paid With Facebook Scan Today
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get paid or send money, Facebook may have the solution for you. While it’s in a very limited test environment right now, the new QR scan payment feature will hopefully become a staple for Facebook Pay.
This is an opportunity for you to send money with Facebook. Its even as good as your PayPal services, why not give it a go?