The new Mobile Payment from Facebook
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Shopping at online retail stores or websites has been the in-thing over the
past few years, there are websites all
about ecommerce in Malaysia
, yet one major hassle remains for most folks:
filling in your credit card information. Facebook might have came up with a
solution for that.

Announcing a new autofill product trial a spokesperson for the world’s
largest social network said:

“We are working on a mobile payments test called Autofill with Facebook
that gives people the option to use their payment information already stored on
Facebook to populate the payment form when they make a purchase in a mobile
app. The app then processes and completes the payment. The test is designed to
make it easier and faster for people to make a purchase in a mobile app by
simply pre-populating your payment information. Today we started publicly
testing Autofill with Facebook on two iOS apps – JackThread and Mosaic.”

CEO
Mark Zuckerberg and his team at Facebook are rolling out Autofill over the
coming weeks
. It’s a beta trial so it will only work if your credit card
info is stored in your Facebook page or account. The principle market for the
new time-saving feature is customers who shop from their smartphones, by simply
pre-populating your details you will not have to struggle entering your credit
card number, name and other security details on a tiny mobile screen.

The first two apps trialling the service are powered by Braintree
and Facebook has plans to work more with them along with both PayPal and Stripe
,
so it’s obvious there are far bigger plans afoot to make shopping on the go
even easier!

*Picture courtesy of Techcrunch.com

 

 

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