Split Payments is a new feature in Facebook Messenger that allows users to quickly share expenses
Facebook Messenger now has a new Split Payments feature, according to Meta. As the name implies, this feature allows you to calculate and split expenses with others right from Facebook Messenger. This feature essentially aims to make it easier to split the cost of bills and expenses with friends, such as splitting a dinner bill. Facebook Messenger users will be able to split bills evenly or change the contribution for each individual, including their own, using the new Split Payment feature.
The company announced the new Split Payment feature in Facebook Messenger in a blog post. According to 9to5Mac, the new bill splitting feature is still in beta and will initially be available only to US users. Early next week, the rollout will begin. It will, as previously stated, allow users to share the cost of bills, expenses, and payments. This feature is especially helpful for those who live in a shared apartment and must split monthly rent and other expenses with their roommates. It could also come in handy at a large group dinner.
Split Payments allows users to enter the number of people with whom the expense must be shared, and the amount entered will be divided in equal parts by default. Each user's contribution, including their own, can be modified by the user. To use Split Payments, go to the Payments Hub in Messenger or click the Get Started button in a group chat. In the Split Payments option, users can change their contribution and send a notification to all users who need to make payments. The request will be sent and viewable in the group chat thread after you enter a personalized message and confirm your Facebook Pay details.
You can mark someone's transaction as 'completed' once they've made the payment. The Split Payment feature will automatically calculate the amount owed after taking into account your share.