By bringing MasterCard’s MasterPass to Facebook Messenger bots, it’ll now be easier for you to check out an item.
MasterCard wants to help others in making payments a lot easier when they use Facebook Messenger. The company announced that its digital wallet system is now compatible with several of Facebook Messenger bots.
These would include the bots of Subway and The Cheesecake Factory. That said, you can use the system to complete your transactions through those apps. The best thing is that you don’t have to enter your credit card information into the chat windows.
The bots compatible with MasterPass can work across a variety of various services, like restaurants and retail stores. But it’s not surprising that MasterCard introduces its MasterPass to Facebook Messenger bots.
Last month, the company announced Getir, a MasterPass-enabled bot. We’ll likely see more bots with this capability coming in the next few months.
How to use it?
MasterPass-enabled bots are easy to use. When shopping through Facebook Messenger, choose to pay with MasterPass when you check out those items you wish to buy.
You’ll need to enter your password for your MasterPass. From there, you can buy secretly and quickly.
PayPal for Slack
In addition to MasterCard, PayPal, too, launched a bot for Slack. Its aim is to make it easier for users to send payments when using the Slack app.
In February, PayPal introduced its first bot allowing users to send money between PayPal accounts without leaving conversation in Slack. To send money, you just need to type in “/PayPal send [amount you want to send] to @[username of recipient].”
To use the PayPal bot when you’re on Slack, you need to install the latest feature on the Slack App Directory. From there, you can link your PayPal account. Make sure that you set up your preferred transaction settings.
PayPal bot on Slack is only available in Australia, US, Canada, and the UK. But the company promised that it would bring it to more countries soon.
Bots are more ubiquitous now. In fact, experts believe that by 2020, an average person would interact more with bots than with his/her partner. It’s a frightening thought, but it’s possible.
The Popularity of Bots
But the popularity of bots can add convenience to your life. Bots can help you do almost everything, from planning a trip using Expedia to getting your food delivered fast. Then, combine them with peer-to-peer payment systems seems natural.
Over the next few years, more and more companies will maximize the use of bots.
Bots might change how people interact with businesses. Although we would still use a company’s app to interact with the brand, bots will make it easier and quicker to do so.
Furthermore, bots don’t require you to download anything. And that’s what makes it more appealing to those who don’t want to download another app for one store.