Cha-ching: payments are coming to Facebook Messenger

Facebook today filled the biggest hole in its chatbot platform. Messenger bots can accept payments natively without sending users to an external website, Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016. The platform has reportedly been working with major financial entities including PayPal, Stripe, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and others to build out the payments feature. All these changes will help to make Facebook Messenger bots better live up to the promise of the platform.