The integration is in line with Facebook’s dream of making Messenger a platform for just about anything-from cab hailing, video calls and home or rental property search.
“Sending money should be as easy as adding a friend on Facebook. With 250 million migrants around the world sending over $600 million dollars home every year to family, friends or businesses, the new feature creates an unprecedented shared ownership, putting the receiver in as much control as the sender,” said Michael Kent, CEO and Founder, Azimo.
Azimo’s new integration will connect senders and receivers through their Facebook friend list, enabling them to exchange details immediately and links them to the Azimo app to make a transfer, all within a few simple clicks creating a seamless two-way interaction, where the recipient is in control of entering their bank details or choosing one of over 270,000 collection points around the world, directly within the app.
The firm says the move addresses two major painpoints for users; the risk of mistyped payment details and delays in receiving information, therefore slowing down the entire transferal service. Azimo enables customers to send money to over 190 countries, from any internet-connected device.