California based social networking company, Facebook has started a new feature for its Indian users, which essentially allows them to recharge their smartphones by using the same application. The users can easily access the feature by clicking on to the ‘≡’ section, which is located next to the notifications tab. The option now presents a new ‘Mobile Recharge’ option. Users have to choose a plan and pay for the same, like any other recharge app. Currently, the feature can be only used by the Android users who are on a prepaid plan.
Previously, there were numerous reports that talked about Facebook’s plans for testing a new payment service in India. The payment service option will be added to the Messenger but remain independent of WhatsApp’s payment service. The users have to update their Facebook application to make use of this payment services.
Steps to be followed for recharging your smartphone using Facebook:
Click 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 show you the 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.” Click on the “Top Up Now” option. Currently, Facebook only supports Visa and MasterCard.
Enter your phone number, while Facebook application automatically detects your carrier.
Enter your top-up amount or choose from the different mobile plans under the ‘Browse Plans’ option.
Once you have selected the options, you can proceed further. You will receive a One Time Password. Enter the necessary details and you are good to go.