Facebook have just integrated TransferWise with Messenger. So if you’re a TransferWise customer, you can send money – and set up rate alerts – without ever leaving the comfort of Facebook’s Messenger app. Sending money internationally can now be done while chatting online with friends and family as money exchange service.
Money can be sent to people in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and Europe directly through the messaging app. As TransferWise gains feedback, it will eventually expand the service to more than 50 countries and 600 routes.
While Scott Miller, head of partnerships at TransferWise, says the bot will take the same amount of time as using the company’s website to complete a transfer, the convenience of being able to stay within the app rather than navigating to another website was a big motivator for developing the system.
It guides you through your transfers
- You can use the Facebook Messenger bot to set up transfers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia or Europe.
- When you’re sending money, it’ll guide you through each step.
- Plus, if you get stuck, TransferWise Bot will help you out.
It’ll send you rate alerts
- Making regular payments between two currencies? Their rate alerts are a great way to stay updated on the daily exchange rate.
- Set up alerts for as many currencies as you like, and TransferWise Bot will send you an update every morning. And when the rate is right for you, you can ask the bot to set up your transfer.
- Sending money around the globe from a chat app – what’s not to like?
In the United States Facebook already allows its users to send money domestically via its Messenger app but has not yet launched similar services internationally. TransferWise said its service will be the first to enable international money transfers entirely within Facebook Messenger.