PayMaya and Facebook bring you cashless payments, money transfers, and more through the Messenger app.
PayMaya on Messenger
PayMaya’s new service paves the way for a more convenient and more widespread way to do online transactions right from your smartphone. And because its through the Facebook Messenger app, it is accessible to more Filipinos than ever before.
“This integration with Messenger represents an exciting new way to reach the unserved and underserved people and communities in the country by making payments available via social. Our mission is to make cashless payments available for all and this new channel via Messenger will help us enable more people.” – Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer of PayMaya Philippines
According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, a staggering 86-percent of Filipino households do not have a deposit accounts. Enabling online transactions via Facebook allows more of our countrymen access to convenient online payment tools.
In 2016, the Philippines has over 47 million active Facebook users. We also spent the most time on the social network in 2017 at a staggering 4 hours and 17 minutes a day.
How to use PayMaya on Messenger
So how do you use PayMaya on Messenger? It’s quite simple actually. Obviously you’d need an account on both to get started.
First, on an Android device, look @PayMayaOfficial in Messenger to initiate a transaction. A chatbot will reply to guide you and a menu option will appear at the bottom. You will be presented with the following options: (1) Pay a Bill, (2) Buy Load, (3) Send Money, (4) My Money, and (5) Chat with Help. These options allow you to inquire about your PayMaya wallet balance, pay bills, and send money to other Messenger users, regardless if they are already on PayMaya or not.
You can reload your PayMaya in over 15,000 top up stations nationwide, including SM Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, 7-Eleven with Cliqq Kiosks, Petron stations along NLEX and Ministop outlets with Touchpay Kiosks, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Smart Padala centers, Palawan Pawnshop branches, UnionBank ATMs, Gaisano Malls, and online banking via BDO and UnionBank.
The new service is initially available to Android users, with iOS to follow soon.