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Instagram Introduces Mobile Payment System
By Joseph Tepper, May 7, 2018 @ 12:20 PM (EST)

Instagram has long been a tool for underwater photographers to gain exposure—but soon it could be easy to gain compensation, too. Instagram is rolling out a new feature that would allow users to link a credit card and buy things inside the app.

The obvious use – at least for parent company Facebook – is to help users easily purchase retail items that they see with shopping tags in Instagram posts. Things like apparel and electronics that are being promoted within a post could be purchased with one click.

But underwater photographers could also benefit: Imagine sharing one of your favorite images and getting lots of likes—but also lots of one-click orders. The technology is still a bit out, as only select Instagram users have access to the purchase feature at the moment. But the potential to use one of the world’s top photography promotion platform as a sales tool looms large in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future. 

Read more in this TechCruch article




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