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Apple Might Bring Peer-to-Peer Payments on iMessage According to a New Patent Application

We often get the chance to see some of the inventions developed by tech companies through patent applications, and this happens again today. A new patent reveals that Apple could offer in the future a peer-to-peer payment solution to iMessage. These kind of transaction might also work using chats, emails, and even voice calls.

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As you can notice in the sketch above, there’s an iPhone with the iMessage chat app open, software that offers the possibility to make payments to certain users. Once this button – Make Payment – is hit, we can set the amount we wish to send, and finally confirm the payment.

According to a Javelin Strategy & Research study, it seems that those Phone users in the age range of 18-34 are finding this service of peer-to-peer payments very popular. If we go back in time, more precisely in March 2015, we should remember the fact that Facebook introduced this feature of peer-to-peer payments for their Messenger app.

via: phonearena.com