Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Whats App Requires Instagram, Face-book Video Integration With PiP Attribute

Whats App Requires Instagram, Face-book Video Integration With PiP Attribute

The site reports that a spokesman for the San Francisco-based company confirmed to them that native payments for booking appointments is now live for a limited set of partners.

One of the initial partners is Resy which is a dinner reservation service serving locations like New York, Hamptons, Los Angeles, Napa, Chicago etc.

'We plan to continue evolving Instagram business profiles.

Reports of Instagram getting their own payment feature was making the rounds for some time now, however, the payment feature is only available to select partners and businesses in the US and UK.

The feature, first reported in TechCrunch, lets users add their credit or debit card details to their Instagram account, secured with a Pin number of their choosing.

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WhatsApp for iOS now allows users to watch Facebook, Instagram videos within the app. Version 2.18.51 now adds in-line video playback of Facebook, Instagram videos without navigating away from the windows. Once the in-app payments feature is expanded to more businesses, it could encourage many business profiles to give users the option to purchase their products or services directly via Instagram. We can expect users shopping more via Instagram, as this payments feature allows users shop without the need of leaving the app.

Facebook, meanwhile, has been exploring e-commerce for years mainly via its Marketplace, also revamping its Messenger platform to make it a more effective bridge between businesses and users, alongside a raft of additional features announced at its F8 conference. If they can get higher conversion rates because people don't quit in the middle of checkout as the fill in their payment info, brands might prefer to push people to buy via Instagram. They will also be able to make the payment for the booked table via Instagram.

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. Whats app for organization, the recently introduced assistance targeting business, presently has 3 million users worldwide, " the face book CEO said.

Now, online shopping in Instagram would offer great experience to buyers.

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