A ‘built-in bill splitting’ feature is coming to Facebook Messenger

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Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is launching a built-in bill splitting feature in Facebook Messenger, which will be tested with customers in the United States starting next week. The tool could come in handy in instances such as splitting a restaurant bill with friends or dividing a bill with housemates.

You may use the functionality to ask individuals for money in a group chat and track who has paid their half of the request. In the screenshots below from Meta, you can see how it all works. The addition comes soon after David Marcus, Meta’s cryptocurrency chief and former Messenger leader, announced his departure.

Individual user profiles, which were supposed to be available on Google TV last month, have been postponed, putting personalised content recommendations on hold.

The new user profiles were supposed to be available on Google TV last month, but Google spokesperson Ivy Hunt told The Verge today that they will be available “in the coming months.” source had already reported on the delay.

Meta has also launched new Group Effects, which allow users to employ the same augmented reality effects on Messenger and Instagram video chats, thanks to partnerships with popular creators. Three are already accessible, including one by Zach King that makes it appear as if your connection is buffering, and one from Emma Chamberlain that will be available on December 6th.

Meta has also lately created new “soundmoji.” Two are based on Stranger Things (in anticipation of the new season’s release next summer) and one plays a clip from Taylor Swift’s “Red.”