In the case of dining out with friends and attempting to figure out how to split the bill after accounting for service tax, gratuities, and other expenses there are a number of options available to you. Meta, on the other hand, appears to be attempting to make the process a little easier. Just by incorporating a bill splitting tool into the Facebook Messenger mobile application.
“Starting next week for Facebook Messenger fans in the United States, we’ll begin testing Split Payments, a free and fast way to divide the cost of bills and expenses,” says Meta. Click the “Get Started” button in a group chat or the Payments Hub in Messenger to begin using Split Payments.
For each individual payment, you can adjust the amount. Whether or not you’ve included in the computation, or divide the cost evenly. Once you’ve entered a personalized message and confirmed your Facebook Pay information. Your request will broadcast to the group chat thread and will be visible to everyone.”
The benefit of utilizing Facebook Pay is that not only will you be able to divide the cost. But you will also be able to transfer and receive money through the app, making it easier for you to do everything in one place.
Given that Facebook Pay is not now available in all countries. It is unclear whether or not there are intentions to make it available on a larger scale in the future.