In yet another upgrade, Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature for its Indian users, which essentially allows them to recharge their smartphones. The feature is accessible within the ‘≡’ section, which is located next to the notifications tab. The option now presents a new ‘Mobile Recharge’ option. Users will be required to choose a plan and pay for the same. The feature is currently only exclusive to Android users who are on a prepaid plan.
Prior to this, there were numerous reports that indicated Facebook’s plans of testing a new payment service in India. The payment service would be integrated within the Messenger but remain independent of WhatsApp’s payment service.
Note: It is important for you to note that your Facebook application must be updated to the latest version before you get started.
How to recharge your smartphone using Facebook:
Tap on the ‘Menu’ option, which can be found on the right-hand corner of the screen. Scroll down to the ‘Mobile Top Up’ option thereafter.
The next screen will present you with numerous options. Among them is the ‘Mobile Recharge’ option, which you have to select. “Choose a plan and pay with your debit or credit card – it’s fast, secure and free.” Tap on the “Top Up Now” option. Note: Facebook currently supports Visa and MasterCard only.
Enter your phone number, while Facebook automatically detects your carrier.
Enter your top-up amount or choose from the different mobile plans under the ‘Browse Plans’ category.
Once you are okay with the options you have selected, proceed ahead. You will receive a One Time Password (OTP). Enter the necessary details and you are good to go.