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Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point of sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

Code found inside the Facebook Messenger app discovered by The Information reveals that the company is planning to allow users to pay for items through the app, bypassing credit card terminals at the store. Specifically, the app will allow customers to “pay in person” or “pay directly in Messenger when you pick up the item.”

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