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After software bugs in iOS 11.1.2 prompted an early release of iOS 11.2, the new update included the activation of Apple Pay Cash. The highly anticipated new feature allows users to send and receive money directly via iMessage in a similar fashion to Venmo or Square Cash.

Available on all iPhone and iPad devices compatible with iOS 11.2 or later, money sent and received through Pay Cash will be hosted on a digital Apple Pay Cash card and wallet. The rollout will also be made available for Apple Watch users with watchOS 4.2 or later installed.

The good news is that the currency can be spent anywhere where Apple Pay is accepted. Transactions made through Apple’s wallet and digital debit card are free but expect a 3 percent charge on payments made via a credit card. Currently, the feature is slowly rolling out in the U.S. If you haven’t received the update, double check your device is compatible and be patient for a national release.

For those that have the feature already, tell us about the update in the comments below.

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  • Photos: Apple

Candice Nembhard is a writer and journalist based in Berlin.

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