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Facebook Messenger Is Launching a Split Payments Feature for Users to Quickly Share Expenses

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Facebook Messenger has launched a new feature called Split Payments, for users in the US. The feature will help users split a bill or expense among themselves, right from Facebook Messenger. While announcing the feature, Facebook has said that the feature will help a group of friends or family members split the cost of a meal or other bills in a fast way. It is currently in the beta testing phase and will be available to a limited audience from next week.

To use Split Payments, users need to click on the “Get Started” button in a group chat or the Payments Hub in Messenger. From there, you can split a bill evenly or modify the contribution amount for each individual in the group chat, either with or without yourself included. You’ll also have the option to enter a personalized message. Lastly, you will be asked to confirm your Facebook Pay details, after which your request will be sent and viewable in your group chat thread.

The feature would be useful for scenarios where people connected on Facebook Messenger indulge in an activity, resulting in an expense that they wish to split. The bill or expense can be anything from a dinner to the monthly apartment rent and more. From what it looks like, users might be able to split the cost of a shared Netflix account or other mutual expenses in an easy and hassle-free manner.

How to use Split Payment features on Facebook Messenger?

  • To use Split Payments, click the “Get Started” button in a group chat or the Payments Hub in Messenger.
  • You can then proceed to split the bill evenly or modify the contribution amount per individual.
  • After entering a personalized message and confirming your Facebook Pay details, your request will be sent in the group chat thread.
  • Once payment has been made, the feature will consider their contribution and calculate the amount that is left to be shared.

Apart from the new bill splitting feature, four new AR-based Group Effects were also added to Facebook Messenger. They were created in partnership with King Bach, Emma Chamberlain, Bella Poarch, and Zach King.

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