Facebook’s Chat App Won’t Be Bn Overnight Sensation For E-Commerce Players

by MR Magazine Staff

Facebook and KLM revealed Wednesday that the airline’s customers can get flight confirmation, access boarding passes, receive check-in reminders and view flight status updates via Facebook Messenger. Through April 20, users of KLM’s service on Facebook Messenger will have a chance to win two round trip tickets to a destination of their choice.

And according to a Fortune article this week, they may soon be able to buy their tickets via the mobile app. What’s more, the magazine’s report suggests that Facebook Messenger will eventually allow all kinds of purchases, including when shoppers are walking around inside department stores. No other specifics are available in terms of how such functionalities could work.

But, Facebook Messenger, with 800 million monthly users, appears to be evolving into much more than just a complementary feature to Facebook’s flagship social media platform. So we asked marketers if they believe people will actually buy items within a chat app. Read more at Adweek.