Facebook users may soon be transfering money with their Messenger app.
Facebook Messenger, since April a stand-alone Android and iOS app, allows users to communicate with their Facebook friends and creates phone notifications for new messages. Now, according to hacked screenshots, users could soon get a Facebook Messenger notification alerting they've received a payment.
Andrew Aude, a Stanford computer science student, posted the hacked screenshots to Twitter.
"You simply hit a button to initiate a payment, enter the amount you want to send, and send it. Facebook keeps the transaction private and doesn't publish anything about it to the News Feed," reported TechCrunch, based on their interview with Aude.
In order to make sure payments are initiated by the intended user, TechCrunch reports there will be an "in-app pincode" that users have to enter before the payment can be completed. Aude claims users will only be able to transfer money using a debit card at this point, likely because debit card transfers are cheaper to facilitate.