Payments

  • Facebook Adds Polls, Payments Chat Assist Function to Messenger

    … function for payments, saying that it uses machine learning to search for phrases such as, “IOU,” “You owe me” and “Send me,” after which it triggers the app to include a payment button below the message thread, which users can opt to click and send money by entering debit card information or using cards that have previously been linked to Messenger…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • The State of Social Commerce (Infographic)

    … commerce made big advances in 2014 and 2015, with services like Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook all implementing buy buttons and expanding into payment systems, native shops and brand partnerships. Overall, it seemed like social networks were making commerce a core part of their platforms. And social commerce seems well positioned for growth. More…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 19 readers -
  • Facebook Messenger Tops 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

    … Messenger one of only a handful of apps worldwide that touch so many lives. We’re grateful for all the people who are sending billions of messages every day, and we hope to send 1 billion thank yous in the form of a new floating balloon gift that everyone can use to celebrate. Just send a balloon emoji to your friends to add a touch of whimsy…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Android Facebook Messenger Users Can Send, Receive SMS Messages

    … in blue and their SMS messages in purple, and those SMS messages will support text, images, videos, stickers, emoji and location sharing. Facebook offered instructions on how to turn on the feature in its Messenger post: Open Messenger and tap on Settings (the person icon). Select “SMS” from the list. Turn on “Default SMS app.” The social network…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Report: Financial Apps See Most Purchases During Summer, Not Tax Season

    … Mobile user acquisition company Liftoff released a new report analyzing user behavior in mobile finance applications. The report showed that users spend more money on finance apps during summer months, rather than during tax season. Liftoff’s report analyzed data from 11 “top finance apps” in the U.S., including apps used to check and manage…

    AllTwitter- 16 readers -
  • Facebook Catches March Madness

    … Tournament-related statistics: Only two universities involved in this year’s tournament have seven-digit like totals: University of North Carolina (1.1 million) and University of Kentucky (1 million). Top four head coaches in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship tournament, by likes: John Calipari, University of Kentucky, 559,000 Mike…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Report: Ads Are Coming to Facebook Messenger in Q2 2016

    … to power options including shopping and booking travel. Constine reported in January that Messenger users can send text messages directly to these bots, which automatically reply with information, images, location, pricing, buy buttons and other elements, adding that payments via Messenger was also incorporated into the SDK. Readers: What are your thoughts on the impending introduction of ads within Facebook Messenger? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
  • Report: Digital Wallet Usage Increased 20% From 2014 to 2015

    … a purchase with their smartphone, up from 35 percent of respondents in 2014. In the 2015 survey, when non-users were asked why they have not used a digital wallet product to make a purchase, 47 percent of these users said it was easier to pay with another form of payment, such as cash or a credit card. This is up from 41 percent of respondents in 2014…

    Inside Facebook- 23 readers -
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