bbmThe idea of sending money via BBM isn’t new. In fact back in 2013, BlackBerry tested out that idea in Indonesia with its BBM Money feature. Last year the company also teamed up with PayPal in which users could also send each other money via BBM that is facilitated by PayPal, and now it looks like BBM has gotten a new partner.

BlackBerry has recently announced that they will be teaming up with Barclays and its Pingit app to facilitate mobile payments through its BBM platform. Given that Barclays is from the UK, it is obvious that this feature will be limited to users in the UK for now, but like we said earlier, there are alternatives if you’re not from the UK.

According to Matthew Talbot, SVP, BBM at BlackBerry, “BBM has become a secure platform for consumers and brands to exchange messages, photos, files and stickers with each other. Exchange money was a logical extension, whether it’s paying back someone during a BBM chat or buying something from a BBM Ad – and another great example of how BBM successfully brings chat, social and commerce together.”

This feature will be open to all users with a UK bank account, and if you’re a business, you will be able to use that feature as well, as long as you have a Barclays account.

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