Facebook Credits are a virtual currency you can use to buy virtual goods in any games or apps of the Facebook platform that accept payments. You can purchase Facebook Credits directly from within an app using your credit card, PayPal, mobile phone and many other local payment methods.
To check your balance or to buy Facebook Credits for later use in an app, go to the Payments tab in your Account Settings. Click the “Buy More” link next to “Credits Balance” to purchase Facebook Credits.
Your balance is also displayed in the Facebook games panel, which is visible on the right hand side of your screen once you launch an app.
You can also purchase Facebook Credits from the games panel by clicking the “Get More” link.
How can I buy Facebook Credits?
You may buy Facebook Credits from the Payments tab in your Account Settingsor directly from within any game that accepts payments. You can purchase Facebook Credits in your preferred currency using a major credit card, PayPal, your mobile phone and many other local payment methods powered by UltimatePay and LiveGamer.
If you try to buy something in a game or app that costs more Facebook Credits than you currently have in your account, your credits balance will be used towards the cost of the item and you will be prompted to purchase more credits, which will be charged to your payment method.
The following example might clarify how in-game purchases work:
- You want to buy 25 Cafe Cash, priced $5.70 USD (which amounts to 57 Facebook Credits when paying with credit card or PayPal).
- You have 11 Facebook Credits in your balance, which are valued $1.10 USD.
- You need to pay $4.60 USD (46 Facebook Credits) to complete your purchase.
To see a list of available currencies, go to the Payments tab and click “change” next to “Preferred Currency”. Purchases in non-US currencies are first converted to US dollars using the current exchange rate, then Facebook Credits are added to your account at USD $0.10 each.
Depending on your mobile carrier and your country, the mobile payment option may only be available for purchases under $10.00 of credits.
Note: when you add a credit card to your account, Facebook makes a small temporary charge to validate your credit card. This charge should disappear from your credit card statement within 3 to 5 business days.
Where can I use Facebook Credits?
All purchases of virtual goods or currency packages are powered by Facebook Credits. This means that when you buy an item within a game, you will actually be purchasing Facebook Credits which will then be automatically converted to your desired in-game item.
Additionally, you can buy Facebook Credits from the Payments tab of your Account Settings for later use in any of the games or apps that accept payments.
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Where can I view my recent purchases?
Click on “Account Settings” in the drop-down menu you will find in the top right corner of your Facebook homepage, next to “Home”
Click on the “Payments” tab
Next to “Credits Purchase History,” click the link to view purchases from the last 30 days.