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PayPal Payment When Shopping Via Facebook Messenger Now Available

It was reported last month that Facebook is adding some new features to its Messenger app that would allow users to shop via chat bots from retailers. Some of the options available to pay with included PayPal and it would seem that the most popular online payment service is coming through for Facebook. Now, users who want to shop using the dozens of bots available via Messenger can pay using PayPal.

Aside from actually allowing users to pay for stuff when shopping via the messaging app, PayPal is also planning on making it easier to login via Facebook and keep tracking of payment receipts, Tech Crunch reports. The service is only available for U.S. users right now, as is the option to shop using Messenger, which is only understandable given how new the service is.

Beta tests for the service have been conducted by Facebook for weeks, tweaking a few bugs in the system when it came to shopping via its app. Chat bots are growing by the day, along with the payment options that users are given. Right now, a few of the slated options include Visa, MasterCard, and Stripe.

More details about how users will be able to pay using PayPal are posted on the site’s website. The information is directed at both users and sellers, explaining how the online market is continuing to evolve for the better.

“Mobile commerce continues to evolve, offering opportunities for next-generation shopping experiences that are more frictionless and relevant than ever before,” the post reads. “To continue ushering in this new commerce paradigm, today we are announcing an extension of our relationship with Facebook and Messenger, to help make mobile commerce smarter, simpler and more secure for consumers as well as merchants.”

With the recent attacks on the internet by hackers, however, there is now a growing unease among users when it comes to any transaction done online. Cyber-attacks have done a good job highlighting the vulnerabilities of current online services, with the last incident actually crippling PayPal for a while. This could have a profound impact on the success of Facebook’s Messenger shopping service.

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