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Let me start by saying I know this question has been answered in another thread, however, that was in light of using Paypal and MEssenger APPS, which I do not use.
I, too, accidentally enabled this, thinking "Messenger" meant ios messaging app. How do I disable this using the Paypal website and Facebook website?
At this time, there is no option to opt-out of these notifications in your PayPal account. To stop the notifications, delete the Facebook Messenger conversation with PayPal. Instructions for deleting the conversation can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/messenger-app/242107552657620.
We are investigating the option to manage these notifications directly fromhttp://PayPal.com in the future. I am very sorry for the inconvenience.
I hope this information helps!
I've seen other people complaining about PayPal being linked to Messenger and Facebook. Some people even saying they :accidentally" linked the 2. Well, several times I almost accidentally linked them myself.
While processing a transaction there's a small check-marked box, ready to TAKE permission to send notifications to Facebook/Messenger. There's absolutely no reason why I should have to opt OUT of such a thing.
I'll put this into context why this is so annoying.
The internet is full of intrusions, alerts, popups, malware, invitations to download or update something, etc. A person has to be vigilant, and constantly make decisions. It's exhausting! Now, having to opt OUT of linking PayPal, Messenger and Facebook is just one more thing to watch out for. Just one more annoyance. One more decision about something I didn't ask for.
Moreover, there isn't the option to just plain get rid of that offer. With my next purchase, I'll have to be on the alert to un-check that box again. It's like they're sure we'll either miss the box or get tired of unchecking it.
And the benefit isn't all that helpful. If I order a USB cable, I don't need to have my breakfast interrupted with an alert saying the cable was shipped. That adds nothing to my life, it actually is an unwelcome disruption. If the cable seems to be taking a long time to arrive, I will determine the place and time to track the order. So, no. I don't ever want to link these accounts, and I don't appreciate the checked box every time I make a purchase.
No they don't, not only is it a stream line tool, it's going to get more popular. Knowing exactly where your purchased item is? I'd hardly call that a problem. It's also another layer of protection, PayPal gets compromised true owner gets a Facebook message they can act quickly and call PayPal. It's a requirement at my shop, period, only ones that don't like it have something to hide. It's already caught one fraudulent sale, because it's instant, no loss of revenue or product for me, acted swiftly and the guy got his money right back.
How about you opt IN rather than a pre-checked box that I have to remember to see and opt OUT?
I do not ever want my PayPal, Facebook and Messenger tied together.
And don't suggest that anyone who complains has something to hide. That's not true at all. I'm sick of the agitation of all these alerts AND the pre-marked checkbox. I opted IN to having PayPal email me when I make transactions. And that was sufficient when someone did make a fraudulent charge on my account 3 years ago.