Instagram Brings New Payments Feature to Enable Direct Shopping on the App

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

After this latest WhatsApp update, Facebook and Instagram videos that are shared on WhatsApp can now be played on the same chat screen and users would no longer need to switch to the other app to watch the videos.

There are already an excessive number of brands, promoting their products on their respective pages on the Instagram app, adding this native in-app payment feature combined with in-app purchases can easily be more accessible and attractable for all the users. The photo-sharing app recently announced a couple of updates to its Stories feature on Android, including the ability to upload multiple photos and videos at the same time. There is no word yet when the same is set to be rolled out for Android though this could just be a matter of time for the update arriving on the Google-owned platform as well.

It is worth to note that the app already allows playing YouTube videos with the conversation. We can expect users shopping more via Instagram, as this payments feature allows users shop without the need of leaving the app. Inclusion of YouTube within the framework makes sense considering that it happens to be the biggest repository of online videos in the world. And as you can in iOS messaging, you can now change a group's subject, as well as its icon and description by navigating over to Group Info found in the "Group Settings".

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WhatsApp has been growing ever since, with billions of users on the platform; one could imagine how much revenue could be generated by showing some ads to its users. Facebook vice president of messaging products, David Marcus told CNBC on Tuesday that the company was more open to advertisements with WhatsApp. The new feature store the option of saving payment and users can also add security PIN for secure access. At Facebook's F8 Developers Conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that group video chat would roll out at some point. Since Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in 2014, it was unclear how the company planned to recover the massive investment.

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