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from http://venturebeat.com/ 1037 days ago

Above: BPCE of France unveiled the ability to pay with Twitter using the bank's S-Money app.


In a splashy press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the banking giant Groupe BPCE unveiled the details of its new service that lets users send money using a single Tweet.

Basically, starting today, anyone with a French bank account and a Twitter account can start using the service for free. And in fact, many have.

Here’s how it works:

First, you have to download BPCE’s S-Money App from the the iTunes store or Google Play store. Note that both have been updated to versions that include the pay-by-tweet feature.

Next, fill in your credit card information. Then connect the app to your Twitter account. That’s it.

The key from there is tweeting using the exact symbols and words required:

Some people who spelled out “euros,” for instance, had their payments ...

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