Using Meta Pay on Messenger

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Gabriella

The beach trip was fun!

How much do I owe you for gas?

Hi! How about $15?

Cool, I can pay you here.

$15 to Gabriella

Sent

$0

$15

Request

Pay

Messenger lets you instantly connect with the people you love.

With Meta Pay, you can pay them back for dinner, split the cost of a gift — no matter the reason, sending money is as easy as sending a message.

Attach a payment just like you would with a photo or video. Payments process quickly and there are no fees to send or receive money.

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Visa

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Expires 07/23

Payment History

Sarah J.

Messenger

+ $20.45

James D.

Messenger

+ $5

Purify H20

Facebook

+ $50

Meta Pay is an easy, secure way to pay in more places than ever. Simply open Messenger, add your payment information, create a PIN and you’re good to go.

Visit Payments to manage your payment methods and to view your transaction history — a list of the payments you’ve made with Meta Pay on your connected apps.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Meta Pay to send or receive money on Messenger?

To send money:

  1. Start a message with the person you want to send money to.

  2. Tap

    then

    then Get started.

  3. Enter the amount you want to send or request.

  4. Tap Next, then click Request or Pay. If you haven't added a debit card or PayPal to your account, then follow the onscreen instructions.

To receive money:

If you've already added a debit card or PayPal to Meta Pay, money sent to you is automatically accepted. You do not need to take any action.

If you do not have a payment method added, you’ll need to add a debit card or PayPal to Meta Pay

  1. From the Messenger homepage, open the conversation containing the payment.

  2. Tap Add Debit Card and follow the onscreen instructions.

Keep in mind your bank may take up to 3 business days to make the money available to you.

Is there a fee to use Meta Pay in Messenger?

No, Facebook won't charge you to send or receive money in Messenger. This feature is free for everyone to send money to friends and family.

How long does it take to receive money in Messenger?

Once you've added a payment method to your account, money is transferred right away, but your bank may take up to 3 business days to make it available to you. If you've received money but it hasn't appeared in your account after 3-5 business days, try contacting your bank by calling the number on the back of your payment card or reaching out to PayPal support.

What payment methods can I use in Messenger?

You can send or receive money in Messenger using a bank-issued Visa or Mastercard debit card or PayPal account.

Visit the Messenger Help Center for more information.