After launching iOS 11.2 over the weekend, Apple has finally made Apple Pay Cash available in the U.S. The peer-to-peer payment service allows iOS users to easily send and receive cash through Apple’s Messages app.
When iOS 11.2 was initially launched, Apple Pay Cash was included in the release notes but wasn’t activated. Instead, Apple said it released the software update early in an effort to squash a nasty bug.
Now, however, Apple appears to be slowly flipping the switch on the service, though it’s not available to everyone just yet. MacRumors reports the service is now being pushed live across the U.S. and will continue to show up on more devices as the day goes on
For what it’s worth, I checked my Apple Wallet and didn’t see an option for Apple Pay Cash. I also tried turning the feature on by going to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay > Apple Pay Cash, but a popup message said the service is currently unavailable.
Once Apple Pay Cash does roll out to all iOS 11.2 users, the service will only be available in the U.S.—at least for the time being.
Apple Pay Cash was demonstrated all the way back at WWDC, but failed to make it into iOS 11 when the software was released in September. It’s one of two major features Apple didn’t include with the initial launch of iOS 11, the second one being Messages in iCloud.
For a complete rundown of what Apple Pay Cash is (and how to use it), click this link.