Instagram Announced The Launch Of Instagram Shop
Popular social network Instagram has developed a new feature that greatly simplifies the process of making purchases over the Internet. The new service, as stated in a press release from the company published on its website on Thursday, was named Instagram Shop.
Thanks to this feature, users will be able to find out the latest fashion trends, get individual recommendations on the choice of a particular product, as well as purchase products they like. The Instagram Shop, as indicated in the press release, will, for example, present catalogs of the latest collections of clothing and accessories of famous brands.
The service currently operates in the United States. Shortly, the developers plan to make it available to users in other countries. For those who are located in the United States, the social network has a special icon that shows which products can be purchased directly from Instagram, without leaving the app. By the end of this year, it is planned to add a new store tab to the navigation bar, so that users can go shopping with just one click.
Besides, in the coming weeks, the US intends to launch an online payment system, Facebook Pay, with which you can make purchases. This will simplify the process of purchasing products on the trading platform built into the social network of the same name. Also, users can use Facebook Pay to pay for additional services and transfer money to each other.
The company promises that connecting to the payment system will allow you to set up a permanent payment method and view your payment history. In this case, user data will be stored in encrypted form. To protect against hackers, customers will be asked to create their password or use a fingerprint or face scan.
Previously, Instagram, due to the spread of a new type of coronavirus in the world, developed a new feature for sharing posts with friends in video chat mode called Co-Watching. You can use it in the personal messages tab.
All participants will be able to view their favorite photos and videos with their friends by clicking on the photo icon in the lower-left corner of the video chat. This measure, according to the developers, mainly concerns users who are in self-isolation or quarantine due to the new coronavirus pandemic, allowing them to stay in touch constantly.