[US] Facebook announces group payments in Messenger

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Facebook is launching a range of new features lately on the Messenger platform. Starting today, users can now send and request money in Facebook groups. This easily enables the possibility of splitting bills between friends right inside group chats.

Money transfer has been available lately on the Messenger app. Since 2015, Facebook has been allowing users to send and request money between friends. While this feature has still been limited to US, there are huge chances that Facebook might as well open that to everyone across the world at the Facebook F8 conference that is happening in the US this April 18 and 19.

With the new group payments feature, creating a bill split request or requesting a bill split request is a piece of a cake. Go through the regular group chatting screen and click on the plus sign in button at the bottom right to create or request a split.

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Facebook Messenger will also show the list of activities being performed in the group split request right inside the same group chat screen. As in, all payment updates and cancellation activities would show right on the chat screen.

See a working trial of this feature: On the Facebook Messenger blog

The feature is available in the US currently and is being rolled out to everyone. You should see it immediately, with no app update required.