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WhatsApp gets an end-to-end shopping feature with JioMart products: Connected Church News

WhatsApp has announced that they are rolling out for the first time an end to end shopping experience that will happen within the app. This is first being rolled out in India with their partnership with Reliance Jio. So,Reliance has a online shopping mart called JioMart, which is being integrated into WhatsApp. So,what people will do is they just have to send a message to that JioMart WhatsApp number. For example,just say hi and the conversation will start and JioMart will start showing the catalogs, the products which you can select right within the app and complete the payment using UPI without even leaving the app. So it’s an end to end shopping experience that’s being rolled out. I think WhatsApp is testing that with India and eventually this model will be rolled out across the globe.So, an interesting announcement.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, September 2022 with source links from Twitter, Meta, WhatsApp, YouTube, Ethereum, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Twitter launches new Circle feature & integrates Podcasts into Spaces

Source: Twitter | Blog

🗞️ News 2: Meta’s immersive VR Comedy in Horizon World & European expansion

Source: Meta | Facebook

🗞️ News 3: YouTube releases details about Playback Speed trends on the platform

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 4: WhatsApp gets an end-to-end shopping feature with JioMart products

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] The big Ethereum merge: dates, info & details you need to know

Source: Foundation | Decrypt

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