US Facebook Messenger users will soon be able to make payments to bots within the app through their PayPal accounts.
Facebook is taking its recently launched Messenger chatbot platform to the next level, letting bots accept payments without having to send users to external sites.
Digital money transfer firm Azimo has integrated Facebook Messenger, enabling senders and receivers to connect through their friend lists on the social network.
Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is set to embark on a second management reorganisation within 14 months in anticipation of a further push of its digital banking plans, according to Bloomberg.
PayPal has introduced a dedicated 'donate' button to its mobile app to make it easier for users to give to charity.
Retail investors may soon be able to buy and sell shares via Facebook's messenger platform after UK fund supermarket AJ Bell announced plans to launch a new trading service in the next three months.
The creation of a frictionless payment experience is driving innovation - and profits - at PaPpal and Facebook, as both companies report a stellar set of results.
As consumers spend more time engaging inside social and messaging apps, connecting merchants and consumers directly within those experiences is a massive opportunity, particularly on mobile devices.
Facebook is working with e-commerce platform Shopify to extend testing of its 'buy' button, which lets users purchase products without leaving the social network.
As it arrives in New York City, Facebook Messenger's payments service has been tweaked to make it easier for friends to send money within conversations.
© Finextra Research 2017