“Imagine a world where you can order pizza, pay for a pair of shoes, hire a cab, or refill your subway pass — all in a few button taps.”
That’s what Telegram — which has some 100 million users — is promising, with the launch of its new Bot Payments.
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Telegram introduced chatbots nearly two years ago, but it’s only now that the company is bringing support for payments for chatbots.
The company looks to be following the footsteps of messaging giants like WeChat — where messaging apps are integrated with offline commerce and electronic wallets. Read more…
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