The latest Facebook scandal involved their so-called real-name policy, in which users weren’t allowed to use fake names for their accounts. As a result of this, hundreds of accounts were closed and many people weren’t happy. The good news came last week, when Facebook announced that it would change its real-name policy. Today, the latest Facebook rumors are saying that Facebook messenger will introduce friend-to-friend payments.
Facebook Messenger Will Introduce Friend-to-Friend Payments
This news came as a result of some new leaked screenshots that showed the option of sending money to friends. These types of rumors aren’t new to Facebook, as they’ve been circling the company for months. The option of sending money to your friends and family with just a couple of clicks is making a lot of people happy.
Right now, we don’t know too much about this update to Facebook Messenger, but it appears that Facebook could be asking its users for a small fee in return for the service. The cost of running such operations does not come cheap.
The new head of the Messenger app is David Marcus, who is PayPal’s former president. It all makes so much more sense now, doesn’t it? This could be the beginning of something really exciting, even though back in July, Mark Zuckerberg told investors that Facebook wasn’t planning to put in mobile payments any time soon.
Facebook is being very tight-lipped about this for now, and for good reason. They don’t want to make any promises to anyone until everything is just right with the update. Especially when it’s an update that is going to require people to fill in information about their accounts and credit cards. A wrong step and Facebook could mess up and bury itself.
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