Transferring money digitally just got even easier for Facebook users, now that digital money transfer firm Azimo announced it is integrated into Facebook Messenger. That means users can send and receive money through their friends list on Facebook.
“With 1 billion people now using Facebook Messenger, we saw an opportunity to make our customers’ lives easier and change money transfer forever. From today, making an Azimo transfer will be as simple as sending a Facebook message,” Azimo said on its blog. “Using Azimo with Facebook Messenger, you’ll be able to send money at brilliant rates to over 190 countries. Best of all, you won’t need your friend’s IBAN number or contact details. You won’t even need to know how they want to receive the cash, whether it’s to their bank account or one of our 290,000 pickup locations.”
The new service works like this: Open the Azimo app in Google Play or the Apple App Store and select to request someone’s details through Messenger. You will then be prompted to choose one of your Facebook friends. That friend will get a message, and all they will have to do is tap a button, fill out the details, hit reply and when the reply arrives in your inbox, tap it and let the transferring begin.
So, why is Azimo so stoked about this new way to transfer money? According to the company, it’s because making transferring money better is what it is about. Doing it through Messenger, the company says, brings peace of mind to the sender and recipient because the recipient can guarantee the details of the money transfer are correct so that there is no concern on the part of the sender that he or she filled in the information incorrectly. The new service, says Azimo, addresses two problems with transferring money: the risk of incorrect payment details and the slowdown in the process because of it.