Facebook Messenger gets a new payment feature

Meta (formerly Facebook) has introduced a new feature on Facebook Messenger called “Split Payments” that became available for the first time in the United States.

With the new feature, you can quickly and freely share your expenses with your friends and family – whether it’s a restaurant bill or a rental fee.

To share your account, click the “Get started” button in a group chat or the Payments Center in Messenger. It is then possible to split the bill equally among the group members or change who pays how much.

Payment will not be automatic, all parties will need to confirm the request, and the amount will be deducted.

Meta will begin testing the new feature in the U.S. this week, but it is unknown when it will spread to other regions.

In addition to introducing the account sharing feature, Meta has added four new AR-based group effects to Facebook Messenger, created in collaboration with King Bach, Emma Chamberlain, Bella Poarch, and Zach King.

The company also recalls a new chat theme and two voice memos recently launched for Stranger Things fans, as well as a new voice memo released to celebrate Taylor Swift’s new album, “Red.”

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