Facebook clearly wants its Messenger platform to be more than just an app for chatting. This is why they’ve introduced various tools and features to it in a bid to enhance its functionality. One of those features that was introduced was the ability to send money to your friends, something that was made available to users in the US for a couple of years now.

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However the good news is that if you live in the UK or France, Facebook has rolled out its Messenger Payments feature to you guys. “Today we’re adding one of the most requested features in Messenger to two new countries by introducing peer-to-peer payments to people in the UK and France. It’s a convenient and secure way to send and receive money right in Messenger threads — making it fast to send money to friends without leaving a conversation.”

According to Facebook, they point out that this is the first time since the launch in the US that they’re expanding the Messenger Payments feature to other countries. “Payments in Messenger will roll out to everyone in the UK and France over the coming weeks. With this feature, people will be able to send money to others in their country (from a person in the UK to another person in the UK, for example) but not across borders.”

We’re not sure if there are plans to eventually expand this service to other countries that Facebook operates in, but given that it involves money, we suppose it could take a while for Facebook to set things up should they decide to do so.

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