Facebook continues to add features to Messenger, with 9to5 Mac reporting that the company has just announced an update that will enable group payments between users. The new feature is designed to help those who want to split bills in restaurants or to send money to friends via group messages in the Messenger app.
The feature will be rolling out first on desktop and Android in the US, and then eventually to iOS.
“It’s free, simple, fast, and secure. Whether you’re splitting a restaurant bill or chipping in for a group gift, all you need to do is go to a new or existing Messenger group conversation to get started…Simply tap on the plus sign in the bottom-left-hand corner of a group conversation to find more features, and tap the payments icon ($).”
The new feature enables you to send or request money from any individual within the group conversation, or to the entire group. You can also enter a total and have it divided between the group in order to pay a bill.
Just as with the current person-to-person payment feature, the group feature will only provide support for Visa or Mastercard debit cards.
Source: Facebook announces group payments feature for Messenger