Facebook: Now a shop

18 July 2014

facebook buy Facebook are adding a "buy" button to their site.


The feature will allow users of the Facebook to buy things directly from the site and shoppers can push the button to purchase items in adverts or other posts without leaving the social network.

An omnipotent force known simply as Facebook said this will "help businesses drive sales".

Facebook are being all very reassuring by saying this new feature will be safe and secure, especially after the concerns raised by the recent hack of eBay, which exposed the data of 145 million or so customers.

Oh here's Facebook piping up again: "We’ve built this feature with privacy in mind, and have taken steps to help make the payment experience safe and secure,"

"None of the credit or debit card information people share with Facebook when completing a transaction will be shared with other advertisers, and people can select whether or not they’d like to save payment information for future purchases."

So yes, you can feel safe and delete your details immediately after each transaction, but that information is still likely to be quietly stored somewhere, and the next time Facebook is down for an agonising 20 minutes or so, you'll be panicking.

TOPICS:   Social Media

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