Many people have been facing the issue of the Facebook payment method not working in India. Every time they try to add a payment method they get the error message “This payment method is not currently supported please enter a different method”. You must be facing the same issue that leads to this article. The main reason behind this error message is that in India Facebook is only accepting International credit and debit cards. Thus anybody using a domestic card will face this issue. In this article, we will discuss how to solve the issue.

Factor Responsible for Facebook Payment Method Not Working in India

There are two methods of payment used by Facebook- automatic and manual.

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The Automatic Method- It is like a post-paid service which is the default method. The payment has to be made after Facebook generates an invoice. Facebook India charges after you have spent Rs. 1000 on Facebook ads. The charge will be automatically deducted from the debit or credit card you added as the payment method. However, the issue is that Indian banks do not allow automatic payment due to security reasons. When this method is used people get the error message. To get this issue resolved Facebook introduced manual payments.

The Manual Method- This is like a prepaid service. You can add credit balance to your Facebook account manually using your credit or debit card. This solves all the issues as people are now able to get Facebook ad credit. This method allows a lot of payment methods as well.

The Solution

This issue can be resolved by using the mobile version of the Facebook ads manager as the desktop version would not help. The step-by-step guide is given below:

  • Install the Facebook ads app
  • Open the app and choose your ad account
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Payment Methods under the Billing section
  • Enter the amount you want to add
  • Click on the payment method and select the payment method
  • You can choose from debit card, credit card, PayTm, net banking, and UPI
  • The added money will appear as a prepaid balance in the ad account
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This will automatically make your account switch to manual payments. From next time onwards, you can make the payment from your desktop directly.

However, there is a catch. If you have already initiated the automatic payment method, switching to manual payments is not possible. You will get the error message, “This payment method is not currently supported please enter a different method.

In a situation like this, a new ad account has to be created and initiated with a manual payment method by following the process mentioned above.

Hope we have been able to clarify why the Facebook payment method not working in India. We tried to give you the best solution available to resolve the issue. We would update this article if we can find any other resolution for the issue. You can also let us know in the comments below if you know of any other solution for it.