Barclays launched their Pingit mobile payment app back in 2013, the app allowed you to send money to your friends and family through your mobile device.
Now Barclays has announced that users of their Pingit app can send and received mobile payments using their Twitter username.
Darren Foulds, Director of Barclays Mobile Banking and Pingit said: “We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to make people’s lives easier and customer feedback plays a big part in how we chose to further develop our apps.
“Adding the ability to pay people or a small business using just a Twitter handle brings together a social and digital experience to create a new step forward for mobile payments in the UK”.
With eighty per cent of UK Twitter users now accessing the social network through their mobile regularly, the offering gives people a new, fast and safe way to pay without having to always provide either bank details or a phone number.
The new support for Twitter payments will be available when a new version of Pingit is released for both iOS and Android in the 10th of March.
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