Messenger is a separate service from the Facebook app.
Americans Facebook Messenger users can send money for free through the instant messaging application.
“We are adding a new feature in Messenger that provides a more comfortable and safer to send or receive money from friends so,” said the social network in a statement, in which everything rolling the service over the coming months in the US.
Facebook said to send money Messenger users simply have to start a new message with a friend, click the dollar sign, indicate the amount they want to send, and then press the option to pay and add the card details debit card to send money.
“The money is transferred immediately,” said Facebook, which required that funds may take between one and three days to become available depending on the user’s bank.
The Messenger messages application has more than 500 million monthly users worldwide.
In turn Facebook invested nearly 22,000 million dollars last year on the acquisition of WhatsApp, a messaging service with more than 700 million active users worldwide.