Louie Baur Louie Baur is Editor at Long Beach Louie, a Long Beach Restaurant Review site as well as Skateboard Park. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Hackers find hidden payments option in Facebook Messenger

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Say you’re out with friends and you didn’t bring your wallet, so your friends will pay for you first. However thanks to technology, you can quickly transfer them the funds you owe them via your banking app, PayPal, and now it looks like it could be done through Facebook as well. This is thanks to a tipster who sent in screenshots to the folks at TechCrunch.

Facebook Messenger is all set up to allow friends to send each other money. All Facebook has to do is turn on the feature, according to screenshots and video taken using iOS app exploration developer tool Cycript by Stanford computer science student Andrew Aude. Messenger’s payment option lets users send money in a message similar to how they can send a photo. Users can add a debit card in Messenger, or use one they already have on file with Facebook. An in-app pincode also exists for added security around payments.

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