TransferWise Launches Payments Bot Via Facebook Messenger

Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann

 TransferWise, a global money transfer firm has launched a payments bot for Facebook Messenger to allow users send money and set up rate alerts – without ever leaving the comfort of Facebook’s Messenger app.

The bot allows users to setup transfers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia or Europe and as well guides users on sending money step by step.


For users who make regular payments between two currencies the TransferWise rate alerts make sure users stay updated on the daily exchange rate. The TransferWise Bot was built using the TransferWise API.

“Our mission at TransferWise is to bring faster, cheaper, and more convenient international money transfers to everyone in the world. Building the TransferWise bot for Messenger is a great step in that direction.  It’s also a powerful example of how our API can be used to seamlessly integrate TransferWise into almost any messaging, bank, or business payment system,” said Scott Miller, TransferWise Head of Global Partnerships.

Third-party developers can integrate with the TransferWise API to make payments seamlessly across more than 600 currency routes globally.

The API is open to individuals, fast-growth companies and marketplaces that want affordable international and domestic payments at any scale.

Over £800 million passes through the TransferWise system every month and it’s used by businesses and commercial banks alike.