Fb introduced a number of recent chat and messenger options Thursday (June 10).
And whereas now we have nothing towards Olivia Rodrigo or the Quick and Livid motion pictures — each of which now you can select as themes in your chat messages — one new characteristic was significantly fascinating from our perspective: the addition of QR codes and cost hyperlinks to Messenger.
Fb says this characteristic lets customers leverage QR codes and cost hyperlinks to ship or request cash with Fb Pay, even when they aren’t related to the opposite particular person on the platform.
There’s no want so as to add new contacts or obtain a separate cost app. To entry your QR code and cost hyperlink, go to Messenger settings and select Fb Pay. From there you’ll be able to merely share the cost hyperlink or let pals scan your QR code to ship or obtain cash.
Along with the QR codes and funds hyperlinks, Fb has additionally added a fast reply bar to the Messenger media viewer.
“This makes it simpler to have conversations sparked by a cool picture or video while not having to return to your predominant chat thread,” Director of Messaging Product, Messenger Sateesh Kumar Srinivasan mentioned within the announcement. “Simply faucet on the picture or video and ship a response via the short reply bar on the backside of the display screen. Swipe as much as exit the full-screen media viewer and head again to your predominant chat thread.”
Information that Fb was testing personalised QR codes broke again in April. Fb has allowed customers to make funds via Fb Pay since 2019.
In an interview with PYMNTS in April, Fb World Enterprise Group VP Carolyn Everson careworn the corporate’s dedication to pursuing digital funds.
“We definitely have very, very huge plans round having the ability to facilitate funds between companies and other people and other people to individuals,” Everson mentioned. “We see having the ability to present cost companies globally as a very necessary service that we have to present to each companies and customers.”