Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

Any users interested in sending or receiving payments through Instagram would simply need to add their add their debit or credit card information to start making exchanges through the platform. According to the reports, Instagram integrated the payment service like other apps where users can save details of their debit and credit card and make payment of their purchase directly from Instagram instead of leaving the Instagram app.

According to reports, the Instagram payments feature is visible to only select users in the USA and United Kingdom now. Whats app iOS update 2.18.51 apparently brings the capability to watch Instagram and face book videos in-app.

Facebook-owned Instagram is in news for its new payment app which allows users to store payment details and buy products directly inside the Instagram app without flipping on other websites. Similarly, with payments feature coming to Instagram, users will now be able to shop without having to leave the app.

One of the first equipped is dinner reservation app Resy. They will also be able to make the payment for the booked table via Instagram. WhatsApp group video calling will reportedly allow four users to chat simultaneously, Imam added.

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"We're now going to have the ability to enable larger companies, not only small businesses, to integrate a new API to send and receive messages with people on the Whatsapp platform", he added.

However, it is worth noting that the scope of payments on Instagram will not be as diverse as applicable on WhatsApp. This will even lets users to track previous payments. It let users transfer money to bank accounts and also pay for goods and services bought offline.

"As far as advertising is concerned, we're definitely getting WhatsApp more open, "David Marcus told CNBC". Instagram also says that in the future, it will allow buying movie tickets within the app.

At Facebook's F8 conference 2018, Mark Zuckerberg announced to video calling and AR stickers support to Instagram in the days to come. Since there is no external way out, users are more likely to spend additional time on the photo-sharing app.

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