Facebook cancels Messenger Payments service in UK and France


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After announcing its brand new Dark Mode for Messenger, Facebook seems to be dropping the payment service available in the app, at least in the UK and France. The report comes directly from Facebook, and according to the company, they’ll shift its focus to experiences that users find more useful and is currently informing users that used the feature for incoming changes.

According to some reports Facebook is set to debut a blockchain “stable coin”, linked to US Dollar. While this new system is in development for WhatsApp, it may soon replace the peer-to-peer payment System that the company is discontinuing. After all, the company is expected to merge its most popular messaging platform with its social media network in the coming years.

The Messenger Payment system was initially introduced in European countries in November 2017, and it was meant to be used by friends that wish to split bills and other minor payments. It was aimed to be a good alternative to Google Pay and Apple Pay in the three markets where it appeared, however, Facebook’s platform relevance never grow up, and it should soon be discontinued in the only country where the service is still available, Facebook’s Homeland, the United States.

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