Facebook is testing a new payment feature that will allow you to pay your friends back via Messenger app. The tech giant is calling this feature “Chat Assist” and here’s how they are explaining it.
“If you use the phrase ‘IOU’ when communicating with someone, chat assist may helpfully offer an optional link below your message that allows you to easily pay your friend back.”
If you are willing to make use of this feature, then you will obviously need to link your bank account or credit card with the platform. As soon as you have linked the two, you’re good to go. You will be able to pay back anyone in your friend’s list with ease.
As discussed earlier, Chat Assist feature is currently in testing phase, so it won’t be available for every user at the moment. However, as things progress and Facebook expands its territory, the feature will start to become available in more regions.