Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Instagram Adds In-App Payments Feature

Instagram Adds In-App Payments Feature

The Facebook-owned Instagram is all set to introduce its in-app payments feature which will allow users to make purchase of their desired products without leaving the app. After setting up of the required details, the payments feature can be used for booking appointments at restaurants and salons. 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.

As I have mentioned, the WhatsApp Payments is still not released for all users and its still under the testing stage but if you haven't got the option to test it or try it then read the following steps to get it now. With the help of the app, user can book a table within the Instagram page of Resy. However, the update suggests the feature should not be too far away, and may be enabled in the next few months. Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users.

The feature is not yet now available on Android, and we can expect it to roll-out soon.


The photo and video sharing platform, which in November celebrated reaching 25 million listed business profiles, outlined its plans to "continue evolving business profiles" in March 2017 by rolling out the ability for users to book a service directly from a business' profile.

Previous year in March, Instagram had made its intention clear of allowing bookings for its new application services directly through its login profile.

In the days to come, Instagram will reportedly bring payments feature for booking movie tickets. Snapchat also added this feature named as Snapcash, Instagram getting this feature little late.


The site's terms of service indicate that the new purchasing facility is powered by Facebook's Payments system. What remains to be seen, is if Instagram will also introduce peer-to-peer payments similar to Messenger in the future.

Now, online shopping in Instagram would offer great experience to buyers.

Until now, Instagram shoppable tags could only redirect users to an external website to complete a purchase.


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