It took a while for social media enthusiasts to adjust to the extra Facebook Messenger app when it first arrived, with many people confused as to why it was actually necessary, however now it is part and parcel of Facebook and it will soon be allowing its users to share money with each other on it.
The service was launched in the USA last year and we will soon be able to use it for the first ever time in the UK, and with billions of people using the messenger app these new developments could prove to be much easier than the usual online banking process.
The new feature will allow UK users to link their Visa or Mastercard account to their Facebook accounts, allowing both peer-to-peer payments or charitable donations to be made quickly and efficiently, which will prove very useful for many.
The money sharing feature will be accessible by clicking on the dollar sign which will soon be appearing in the Facebook Messenger chat window, and this will then display the options to either add in your card details or make a payment, which will be sent straight away but may take 2 or 3 days to reach the account.
For security purposes users will have the option to create a personal code that would be needed before any transaction can be processed, with iOS device users also having the ability to use the Touch ID feature instead of a pin code.
The Facebook Messenger app is certainly developing quickly, as the introduction of games such as basketball and football to be played between friends proved a hit, as well as the recent stripped-back edition aimed at older devices.
So soon we will have this money sharing option, and it seems the social media giant will never stop developing these new and ambitious features. Who knows what could be next?