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Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

After Messenger and Whatsapp, Facebook spotted testing Instagram payments feature to take on rival Snapchat

Instagram will be rolling out this payment feature soon globally and it will be a big boost for the already viral app. It's unclear if peer-to-peer payments might come to Instagram, but having a way to add a credit or debit card on file is a critical building block to that feature. An Instagram spokesperson confirmed TechCrunch that the payments feature for booking appointments like at restaurants or salons is now live for a limited set of partners. Instagram also says that in the future, it will allow buying movie tickets within the app. Initially, Instagram just getting the payment option, unlike the Whatsapp which have a larger platform. India is yet to enjoy this attractive Instagram feature. Along with support for in-line video playback, there is also a Picture-in-picture mode which allows users to minimise the video while performing other functions within WhatsApp. The new feature will enable up to 4 users to video call among themselves using a split screen setting. Now for users those who have this feature, they can add their debit/credit cards and set a profile PIN for additional security.

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The feature is not yet now available on Android, and we can expect it to roll-out soon. This will even lets users to track previous payments.

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 USA and UK. Instagram also claims that since the payment details are already stored in the new application, online shoppers can get a seamless experience and view the record history of the number of purchases made by them via the new tool. Some of its clients' Instagram Pages now offer this native payment for booking. WhatsApp recently introduced the feature and is now in testing phase. Since there is no external way out, users are more likely to spend additional time on the photo-sharing app.

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