Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

WhatsApp to Soon Have Advertisements as CEO Jan Koum Quits

With the payments feature, Insta users will be able to store their payment information - like debit or credit card details and purchase products directly from inside the Instagram app. Users will no longer have to leave Instagram to make a purchase. The update to the iOS app also adds support for a Picture-in-Picture mode for Facebook and Instagram videos.

In the new updated version of Instagram, the company has reportedly integrated a new feature or payment option to enhance the e-commerce experience on its platform.

The floating window also has controls for play and pause, and, there also is a button inside the window that allows the users to watch the video in full-screen if they wish to.

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Headlining today's update is support for playing Instagram and Facebook videos directly within WhatsApp. "Stickers are also coming to WhatsApp soon", a Facebook blog post stated. Even the company spokesperson confirmed it that the feature is live for a set of users.

TechCrunch reported that several users in the U.S. have already received the feature to shop and make payments in Instagram. A maximum of four people can do video and voice calls at once. Although the messaging app is now owned by Facebook, which admits they scan all the messages sent over Facebook messenger, they claim that they do not read messages sent over Whatsapp. This is said to act as a short link for api.whatsapp.com and let you open a quick chat.

The launch in the United Kingdom follows a small-scale beta trial with Marks & Spencer, Heidi Klein and Mahabis. While making it easier for businesses to operate by better-integrating them with such platforms, social media giants are increasingly commodifying what have traditionally been more personal spaces. Also, the social networking website announced bringing in 3D illustration and models to the News Feed. Microsoft Build is followed by Facebook's F8 Developer Conference. This feature was rolled out to Android beta users last week and should roll-out to non-beta users soon. Koum, who has often publicly despised the data harvesting and ad-supported revenue model and is a big advocate of personal privacy, had integrated end-to-end encryption in WhatsApp two years ago and promised to protect user privacy.

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