Facebook Messenger will now be once more than just an instant messaging service according to some speculations. Soon users can acquire in-store purchases and be given another payment option besides cash or credit cards.
The Information reported that there’s a chance that Mark Zuckerberg has decided to form a partnership with Apple to integrate its payment service into Messenger. The information discovered a code that would make it possible for the customers to bypass the likes of credit card terminals in a store and “pay in person” or “pay directly in Messenger when you pick up the item” with “no cash needed.”
Other new features in the that were in the code include the ability to sync the calendar to add events to better “organize your day,” as well as sharing quotes from articles and updates to only a few friends. Facebook, on the other hand, has not yet made any announcements and there is no current information on the tool. Rumors, however, circulated that It could very well be some kind of encrypted messaging feature to keep conversations extra private.
If the company is looking to add its own mobile payment option to Messenger, potential partnerships could be disregarded and If the company does in fact, launch this new feature in its chat app, it would join the mobile payment scene to compete against Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay.