A new feature from Coinbase Wallet allows for the transfer of crypto through a link that can be sent through some of the most popular social media sites and messaging apps as the crypto exchange looks to make its service accessible to a wider market.
“Users can now send money on any platform that they can share a link,” Coinbase said in a Dec. 5 blog post, naming apps like iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Clicking the link will take the recipient to their device’s app store to download Coinbase Wallet — if not already downloaded — where they can create a wallet in one click, Coinbase noted.
If the funds aren’t claimed within two weeks, they will be returned to the sender.
Coinbase also made a “simple mode” for its wallet to help new and less savvy tech users, only showing basic functions like buying, sending, receiving and viewing assets.
Coinbase said the new feature aims to solve complexities with international bank wire transfers, which it claims often come with hefty fees and paperwork and can take up to five business days for the funds to arrive.