London-based digital money transfer firm Azimo has launched a new way for people to transfer money around the globe via Facebook Messenger.
The new functionality 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.
“The solution creates 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,” Azimo said in a statement.
Azimo added that the new functionality 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 CEO and founder Michael Kent said: “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.”
The new feature is currently available on Azimo’s iOS and Android App and supports 10 languages.