Facebook Messenger may soon have new chat options

By: GizBot Bureau

    Social media giant Facebook may roll out new features like in-store payment for goods and services and new chat options including 'Secret conversations' in Messenger, a media report said.

    Facebook Messenger may soon have new chat options

    Comments in the code of the Messenger service for iPhone suggest that Facebook is about to make a whole lot more effort at becoming a retail hub, the Next Web tech portal reported, quoting The Information.

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    The company has till now not made any move in this direction and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg had in January said he does want a part in becoming a payments processor.

    Facebook Messenger may soon have new chat options

    "On payments, the basic strategy that we have is to make it - especially in products like Messenger where the business interaction may be a bit more transactional - to take all the friction out of making the transactions that you need," he had said.

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    The report also suggested that the app will also get a "secret conversations" option -- but it is still not clear whether that is a reference to encrypted chats or simply a way to hide certain conversations within Messenger.

    Facebook did not comment on this.

    Source: IANS


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