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Facebook Messenger Gets Integrated Bill Splitting Feature


Facebook’s parent company, Meta, is introducing a built-in bill splitting feature in Facebook Messenger that it will test with users in the United States starting next week. This feature can be useful in situations like sharing a restaurant bill with your friends or sharing a bill with roommates.

With this feature, you can request money from people directly in a group chat and see who paid their share of the request. You can see how it all works in a series of screenshots below from Meta. The feature comes shortly after David Marcus, Meta’s cryptocurrency chief and former messenger manager, announced he would be leaving the company.

The next Facebook Messenger bill splitting feature.
Image: Meta

Meta has also added new group effects, which allow Messenger and Instagram video call users to use the same augmented reality effects together, which he created with popular creators. Three are available now, including one that makes your connection feel like a buffering created with Zach King, and one from Emma Chamberlain is coming on December 6.

Meta also recently introduced a new “soundmoji”. Two are inspired by Strange things (ahead of the new season coming out next summer) and one that plays a preview clip of Taylor Swift’s “Red”.

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