Launched in September 2017, GCash and Messenger through Facebook rolled out the partnership for people in the Philippines to pay bills and buy prepaid load using Messenger, with the ability to send money to friends and family coming soon. Sounds convenient, right?
Well, it is. And we got the dibs on how to use your Messenger app to pay, buy, and send money to friends and family.
First thing you must do is…
1.Create Your GCash Account
Download the GCash mobile app via Google Play App or iTunes App page. Once you’ve installed the app you are ready to go.
2.Install The Messenger Mobile App
Almost everyone has a Facebook account. And to read those chat messages, you need to have the Messenger app installed on your phones. Download Messenger and once it is installed, you can connect your GCash account via the Messenger app.
3. Search For The GCashOfficial Account On Messenger
An auto-reply will take you the step-by-step process once you’ve chat with the GCash account via Messenger
4. Look For The Biller
Which bill do you wan to pay? There are 16 billers on the GCash account as of this moment that include Manila Water, Maynilad Water, Meralco, NSO, PLDT, Globe, just to name a few.
When you found your biller, you can now proceed on paying your bills.
5. Send Money
If you wish to send money to your friends or family, all you have to do is tap Send Money and you will be directed to your Friends List or Contacts. Select which one of them you will be sending money and the next step will be to choose the amount you will be sending. Easy.
6. Buy Load
You can also buy load for yourself. Just tap Buy Load and you will be asked how much load would you like to buy. You’ll get a 5% of your money back when you buy load from GCash.
People in the Philippines regularly connect with friends and family to send money and pay bills. However, according to the World Bank, less than one-third of Filipinos currently have an account for financial transactions. As one of the most popular messaging apps in the Philippines, Messenger offers an easy way for people to create a new account for daily transactions. Through GCash’s partnership with Facebook, regardless of whether they have a bank account or a mobile money account, Filipinos will have an easy option for paying bills on Messenger, and will soon be able to send money to friends and family as well.
Paying bills, sending money, or even buying your own load will just take a couple of minutes. It’s hassle-free. You don’t need to go out of your house, like going to the nearest grocery or sari-sari store only to find out they’re close or don’t have enough load to sell.
You don’t need to go to the malls or bank to pay for your bills. This is the convenience you’ll get when you se your GCash via Messenger app.
So, remember, #GCashMoNaYan!
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