While Resy is the among the few businesses that are now accepting in-app payments from users on Instagram, it is expected that more businesses will be able to support in-app payments in the near future. For users to enjoy the new update, they will need to update their app to Android version 2.18.138. While folks have been able to play YouTube videos in the app for quite some time, Instagram and Facebook links have previously sent folks to those respective apps, instead of allowing these videos to play natively.
This support is part of the update that WhatsApp has rolled out today for iOS users which includes the ability to give group admins the capability to change the subject, description, and icon of an existing thread.
Earlier this week, speculation surrounding the chat app grew after WhatsApp founder Jan Koum left Facebook.
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WhatsApp has more than 1.2 billion users worldwide.
TechCrunch reader Genady Okrain first tipped us off to the payment feature. Or has the messaging app been mired by the stench of the Cambridge Analytica story? A maximum of four people can do video and voice calls at once. That means that third-party developers will soon be able to offer playful ways to communicate within the popular messaging app, something that Facebook's own messaging app, Messenger, has offered for years.
Facebook also recently announced that WhatsApp Business, which launched in 2017, now has 3 million users.
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The launch in the United Kingdom follows a small-scale beta trial with Marks & Spencer, Heidi Klein and Mahabis.
The idea behind introducing in-app payments feature is to merge with Instagram's "Shoppable Tags", a native integration that makes it easy to tag and shop products directly from your Instagram posts. Facebook would suggest a match based on the data fed in the new profile. The biggest challenge, however, would be to ensure user privacy, something that has been an issue with Facebook. It is expected that the feature would be rolled out to Android phones as well very soon.
Reportedly, with Koum's exit, Facebook is planning to aggressively promote ads on WhatsApp.
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