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Facebook Messenger Prepares In-Store Purchase Service

Facebook Messenger Prepares In-Store Purchase Service
Mark Zuckerberg. Photo by Bloomberg.

Tucked inside the code for Facebook’s Messenger are clues for how the chat app plans to become a marketplace, including an unreleased feature that lets people use the app to buy things in stores.

Other new features hinted at in the software include “secret conversations,” presumably a reference to encrypted chats, something now available in WhatsApp as well as newer messaging apps like Telegram but not Messenger. People could also sync their calendars in Messenger, judging by what’s in the code viewed by The Information.


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