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Messenger Adds Custom QR Codes for Facebook Pay Transactions

Facebook confirmed it was testing Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments inside its app in the U.S. Today, the app now supports Venmo-like QR codes and personalized links for person-to-person payments with Facebook Pay.

The feature can be found under the “Facebook Pay” section in Messenger’s settings, accessed by tapping on your profile icon at the top left of the screen. Users can access their QR code and link in Messenger’s settings in order to request a payment. Facebook notes the features work even if you aren’t already Facebook friends, which should make it easier to send or request payments to strangers.

Below that, the user will see the personal Facebook Pay UR in the form “https://m.me/pay/UserName”. It can also be copied and sent to other users when requesting payment.

Users who want to be able to send and receive money in Messenger must be at least 18 years old Visa or Mastercard debit card, PayPal account, Or one of Supported A prepaid card or government-issued card to use the payment function. They also need to set A currency that takes precedence over the in-app US dollars.

Once set up, you can choose the payment method you want to use as the default and optionally protect your payment behind the selected PIN code.