How to Manage Your Facebook Payments Settings - dummies

How to Manage Your Facebook Payments Settings

By Jamie Crager, Scott Ayres, Melanie Nelson, Daniel Herndon, Jesse Stay

The Payment Settings page enables you to view and manage purchases you’ve made in Facebook. These purchases are conducted in games, apps, when purchasing a gift for someone, or when using promoted posts.

Account Balance setting

If you’ve previously purchased credits, you’ll see an account balance. As of September 2013, the credits system has been dissolved and you can now simply make app purchases in your country’s currency.


Subscriptions setting

You can set up monthly recurring payments to subscribe to your favorite games and apps. Subscriptions are available only on select apps and the offer will vary depending on the app. If you’ve subscribed to a recurring payment, you’ll see that information in the Subscriptions setting.

Purchase History setting

If you’ve ever made a purchase in Facebook, you can see your purchase history by clicking the View link in the Purchase History row. You might want to use this handy resource to keep track of how much you’re spending.

The following details are listed: order date, item purchased, purchase location, and amount. Click the dollar amount to display a new window with the time of the purchase, the payment ID, and the purchase method. You can also dispute the purchase if you don’t recognize it.

Payment Methods setting

Facebook offers many payment methods. You can use your credit card, PayPal, or even a Facebook gift card. If you use PayPal to pay for Facebook ads, your PayPal information is saved, and you can edit it in the Payment Methods row.

To add a credit card to your payment methods, follow these steps:

  1. In the Payment Methods row, click the Manage link.

    A new page appears, asking for your Facebook account password.

  2. Type your password in the text box, and then click Continue.

    The Payment Methods box expands and lists payment options.


  3. Complete the form, and then click the Add button.

    Facebook saves your information so you don’t have to resubmit the same information each time you want to buy credits.

You can remove credit card or payment information any time by clicking the Manage link next to Payment Methods and then clicking Remove for the information you want to delete.

Preferred Currency setting

The Preferred Currency option is pretty much what it sounds like. You can choose the currency that you use the most from the drop-down list. The currency you choose determines how Facebook displays pricing to you (for example, either in American dollars or euros). If you make changes to your preferred currency, remember to click Save Changes for those to take effect.

Shipping Addresses setting

With the addition of Facebook Gifts, you’ll want to add a shipping address to Facebook should someone purchase you a gift card or other item for your birthday.

To add an address, follow these steps:

  1. In the Shipping Addresses row, click the Manage link.

    A new page appears, asking for your Facebook account password.

  2. Type your password and click Continue.

    (Any addresses you have entered previously will appear.)

  3. Click the Add an Address link.

  4. Fill out your address information, and then click Add.

  5. When you’re finished, click Close.

Note that you can’t edit an existing address. To remove an address, click Remove next to the address you’d like to remove. A warning box appears, asking you to confirm. Click Remove and the address is removed.