WhatsApp will let you buy things straight from your chats

WhatsApp plans to expand its functionalities and add a shopping feature that will allow users to buy things directly from chats, reports. When a user sends a message to a certain business, texting “I want a new guitar” for example, the business can then answer with a link to a product catalog or a specific product. The wanna-be guitarist can then add products to a shopping cart and purchase them without leaving the app.

The whole process is explained in a promotional video, and the system will probably use Facebook Pay as a method of payment. It’s not surprising at all that Facebook wants …
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