Facebook Messenger has been rolling out numerous updates in the recent past with the hope that many more users will join the platform.
The owner of the company behind this app made it public that it will take the app’s user base is at 1 billion before the company thinks of monetizing the application.
However, it seems the company is currently happy with the more than 700 million people that use this app from all over the world. Among one of the many recent updates is the ability to make mobile payments directly from the Facebook Messenger app.
Users of the Messenger app can now be able to send money to their friends using the same platform. Well, if you didn’t know about this, you know now. However, it is also important to know that this service is a little risky, and here’s why.
Why sending money via Facebook Messenger is dangerous
If there is anything that be scaring you right now is the ability to send money through Facebook Messenger. For one, this is something that can easily happen out of a mistake. There are high chances that you have already stored your billing information. What happens if you mistakenly click on it and drain your bank account?
Well, don’t get too worried and start panicking for this. It will not happen as you will need to input a security code before this transaction can be completed. What this means is that it is not possible to accidentally send someone cash using the Facebook Messenger Payment service. So, where is the danger in using Facebook Messenger for sending money to your friends?
Even though this Messenger payment option presents users with an easy way to send money, it is also another easy way to spend money. Facebook has a lot happening and at times, you may get sentimental with certain posts. In the end, you may end up donating lots of cash to things that may end up not saving the world, which, to some is a clear waste of resources and funds.