BBM set to introduce ability to send and recieve funds through PayPal

Posted by Etoniru Chibueze

Blackberry in recent times have consistently added new features to BBM to draw more users. Right now, they’re about to launch the option for BBM users to send and receive funds through PayPal. In fact the feature is already available in the latest beta version of BBM, though for now it’s only available for testers in Canada.

In an interview with PayPal’s Director of Consumer Product Marketing, Matt Gromada, he revealed that you simply connect your PayPal account to your BBM to get started. Once your BBM contacts does the same, you can then start sending and receiving money – it’s that simple. He also revealed you don’t even need to have Paypal app installed on you phone for this to work.

We would be curious to know how this will work in places like Nigeria, already restricted from receiving payments. I personally will be grateful if it works. You can read the full interview HERE.

One comment

  1. It would be interesting to see how it works across borders, not just within the country.

    As it is, there are other ways to send money to people, PayPal is useful for some, not all transactions. I’d like to see if the PayPal option is good enough after this trial.

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