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By NewsGram staff writer

New York: The popularity and easy accessibility of Facebook has led nearly 45 million small businesses worldwide to use Facebook pages as their digital storefronts. Facebook-logo

“Our mission is to help connect everyone in the world. Businesses often depend on connecting,” wired.com reported Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg as saying.

“That’s where Facebook comes in. If you can set up a Facebook profile, you can set up a Page,” she told the gathering at an event hosted at Facebook’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.

Pages are for businesses, brands and organisations to share their stories and connect with people.

“Like profiles, you can customise Pages by publishing stories, hosting events, adding apps and more. People who like your Page and their friends can get updates in News Feed,” Facebook said in a blog post.

You can create and manage a Page from your personal account.

Pages can now feature industry-specific sections.

It was also said, pages will now prominently feature  ‘call’, ‘message’, or ‘contact business directly’ option for customer

Facebook wants its Pages to act as everyone’s digital mall, a place where any small business can create a Page for end users.

Small businesses will now offer “call-to-action” buttons on mobile ages, encouraging consumers to “Call Now,” “Send Message” and “Contact Us.”

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Here are All The Things One Should Know About Facebook Pay

According to the social networking giant, users do not need to download anything new -- Facebook Pay works seamlessly on the apps they use

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Eligible users can set up Facebook Pay by setting it up for use across all Facebook apps individually. Pixabay

Marking its foray into the digital payments system, Facebook has launched a new payments system named Facebook Pay which lets users send money to friends, shop and donate on the social networking platform and Messenger.

Currently available in the US, it will be expanded to Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp later.

It is not yet clear if Facebook Pay will launch in India as Facebook’s plans in the country are focused around WhatsApp Pay as it has a massive WhatsApp user base in the country. However, it hasn’t been introduced so far due to regulatory issues.

It is also not known if both Facebook Pay and WhatsApp Pay will be introduced in India.

According to the social networking giant, users do not need to download anything new — Facebook Pay works seamlessly on the apps they use.

Mobile billing will also be a mode of payment on the platform, said the firm’s payment terms.

“Getting started is quick and easy. Simply add your credit card, debit card, or PayPal, and you’re good to go,” the company said in its support page.

Eligible users can set up Facebook Pay by setting it up for use across all Facebook apps individually. They can go to Settings > Facebook Pay, on the Facebook app or website, then add a payment method.

It is pertinent to note that Facebook Pay is also not connected to its proposed cryptocurrency wallet Libra.

The company will not charge a fee from the users for sending and receiving money via Messenger app.

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Marking its foray into the digital payments system, Facebook has launched a new payments system named Facebook Pay which lets users send money to friends, shop and donate on the social networking platform and Messenger. Pixabay

Facebook may, however, subject users to fees from third parties for reversal charges or insufficient funds if attempted payments are rejected.

Users who are under 18 will not be able to use the peer-to-peer (P2P) payments service on Messenger.

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P2P is also not to be used for business, commercial, or merchant transactions. The company will discontinue payment services if it notices such prohibited transactions. (IANS)