Facebook Messenger QR codes will make MasterCard mobile payments possible

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The credit card giant is adding quick response codes to the platform to facilitate purchasing. MasterCard has revealed its intentions to use Facebook Messenger QR codes to allow for mobile payments. This will have a particular focus on the small business marketplace in Africa and Asia. The Messenger app is very popular in those markets, making it a natural fit for businesses there. Moreover, using Facebook Messenger QR codes combines a popular mobile app with quick response barcodes. QR codes are already commonplace and widely used in those regions. Therefore,…

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The text message celebrates its 25th birthday after first SMS was sent

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The world’s first SMS was sent in 1992, having been sent from a computer to Vodaphone network. Twenty five years ago, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s very first text message. Papworth sent the message from a computer to a cell phone on the Vodaphone network. The mobile phone belonged to Richard Jarvis, who was the director of Vodaphone in 1992. The first SMS text message was quite short and reflected the time of year in which it was sent, stating simply: “Merry Christmas.” According to Papworth, the text…

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Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

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The social network’s peer to peer smartphone transactions will be enabled through its Messenger app outside the U.S. The largest social network in the world is now taking its Facebook mobile payments outside the United States for the first time. This move is meant to make it possible for users to be able to send money to each other by way of the official Messenger texting application. To start, the mobile payments service will be headed toward users in the United Kingdom. The feature will touch down in the U.K.…

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Facebook Messenger QR codes could make the barcodes popular in the US

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Quick response codes have become commonplace, but American companies and consumers are still iffy about them. Facebook announced the launch of several new features on its messaging app, including Messenger QR codes. With the addition of the quick response codes to the platform, it is more than likely that the black and white squares will experience a popularity boost in the United States. These QR codes were announced at the same time as she update to the M virtual assistant. In this one wave, Facebook has greatly expanded its capabilities…

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Shopify is first to use commerce side of Facebook’s social media marketing

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The company has now become the initial user of the conversational shopping feature with Messenger integration. Shopify Inc. has now decided to lead the way when it comes to the upgraded commerce opportunity offered by Facebook’s social media marketing over its multi-channel cloud-based platform that has been created for small and medium sized businesses. It has now integrated with the new Facebook Messenger Platform for offering live customer support. It will also enhance social media marketing through push notifications and offer automatic order confirmations, shipping updates and a great deal…

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Facebook Messenger launches video calling feature

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The company started rolling out its latest option on its mobile app as of the start of the week. On Monday, the largest social network in the world started the initial rollout of the new video calling feature that it has introduced on its Facebook Messenger mobile app. This allows smartphone and tablet users to hold face to face conversations with friends around the globe. By using the new Facebook Messenger feature, a user is able to add video calls to another user of the same mobile app. According to…

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Mobile payments may be coming to Facebook Messenger

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Computer science student stumbles upon a hidden feature in Facebook Messenger Mobile payments support  may be coming to Facebook Messenger. Andrew Aude, a computer science student at Stanford University, has used an iOS application exploration developer tool called Cycript to uncover a feature in the popular messaging app. The app seems to have the ability to facilitate friend-to-friend payments, which would allow it to serve as a mobile commerce platform for Facebook. The social networking company has been interested in mobile commerce for some time, but has only recently begun…

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Facebook’s new acquisition could be a victory for its mobile payments endeavors

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PayPal’s David Marcus joins Facebook Facebook has struck a major blow against PayPal through its acquisition of David Marcus, PayPal’s former president. Marcus has accepted a position as Vice President of Facebook Messenger, the social network’s new standalone messaging application. The app currently has more than 200 million monthly users and accounts for more than 12 billion messages sent each day. The app could soon become one of Facebook’s first mobile payments platforms, with the help of Marcus. PayPal is finding it difficult to compete with others in the mobile…

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