How to request money on Facebook using the Facebook Messenger app

ShutterstockYou can conveniently request money from your friends on Facebook using the Facebook Messenger app.


Have you ever covered a friend’s expenses like a good pal, but had trouble getting them to pay you back?

Fortunately, Facebook Messenger has a handy tool that lets you request money from your friend directly, so you don’t have to beat around the bush anymore.

Here’s how to request money on Facebook.

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How to request money on Facebook using Facebook Messenger

1. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone or Android phone and tap on the conversation between you and the person you want to request money from.

  • If you are having trouble finding your previous conversation, or have never contacted them on Facebook Messenger before, you can start a new conversation by tapping the pencil icon in the upper-right corner of your screen and typing in the person’s name.

2. Once you have the conversation open in Messenger, tap the icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen that resembles four dots arranged in a square shape.

How to request money on FacebookChrissy Montelli/Business InsiderTap the four dots.

3. A pop-up menu will appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap on “Pay or Request.”

How to request money on FacebookChrissy Montelli/Business InsiderTap ‘Pay or Request.’

4. Type in the amount of money you want to request. You can also include a note. Once you’ve filled out the pertinent information, tap “Request.”

How to request money on FacebookChrissy Montelli/Business InsiderTap ‘Request.’

Your payment request will now appear in your conversation with the person who you requested money from. However, your payment request will expire after seven days, and you can’t control whether or not the person will actually respond to your request.

How to request money on FacebookChrissy Montelli/Business InsiderYour payment request will expire in seven days.
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