Safaricom’s new Mpesa app now allows you to request money from others.
How this works:
- Under the REQUEST tab, you can enter either the number, or pick a contact of the person you want to request from payment.
- You then enter the amount you want to request for, and this request will be sent as a notification to the person.
- If they have the new M-Pesa app, they’ll get a notification on the request. If they don’t have the app, they’ll get a text message. See screenshots below.
- Once request has been sent, you’ll be able to see all requests under the M-PESA REQUESTS sub-menu. You will see what’s pending, cancelled requests, and what’s been received.
Only a few weeks ago, Safaricom launched the new mySafaricom App. So it might seem weird they already have another standalone M-Pesa app as this is already baked in on the mySafaricom App.