Social networking giant Facebook has released a new feature in India that allows users to top up their prepaid mobile connections. This latest feature is currently available on Facebook’s Android users.
According to FactoresDaily report, The payment service will be integrated with Messenger, and remain independent of WhatsApp’s payment service (which is also in testing phase in India).
According to Gadgets360 blog post, Facebook app will show you a welcome screen that will specify all the credit and debit cards that you’ve already added to your Facebook account if you ever purchased any ads in the past.
How to use mobile recharge feature?
Tap Recharge Now button.
Enter your mobile phone.
Enter a Recharge amount (Use of Browse Plans button).
Select any of the previously added credit or debit card or add a new one by selecting the Credit or Debit Card option.
Press Place Order button to proceed with the recharge process.
Enter OTP or 3D secure password to accomplish the recharge.
Finally, the app will send you a confirmation receipt after it completes the recharge process.
Note: Facebook currently supports Visa and MasterCard only.
You won’t be able to recharge your account using net banking, UPI, or any other payments methods. The app also doesn’t allow you to integrate any of your mobile wallets. This certainly makes sense as Facebook is apparently aiming to take on existing mobile wallets by adding new payment features to its platform.
Facebook shows you a detailed log of payments history. You can save your card details and verify payment through a One Time Password (OTP). You will be notified once the payment is successfully carried out (on mobile and desktop). You can also create four-digit payments PIN as well as a delivery address.
Recently, WhatsApp Payments feature goes live for Android beta version app, which will let users Request Money from their friends, contacts. As per the latest news, the ‘Request Money’ option in Android beta, but not in regular Android versions of WhatsApp where the Payments feature was also active.