Telegram launched the service of online payments through bots

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Telegram announced the launch of the new system Bot Payments, which instant messenger users will be able to pay for goods and services. The authors of the service promises not to keep information on Bank cards

Telegram in a press release announced the launch of online payment service Bot Payments (payment via bots). The bottom line is that sellers and service providers in the form of bots can chat via messenger to offer his goods, for which they will be added to the Pay button.

The user who has the Telegram minimum version 4.0, you can contact the seller through chat. In order to buy something, he will need to send payment system your Bank card information. In the Telegram it is assured that the company itself will not engage in payments processing, card services will not receive.

The company said that at first the payments will pass through us processing platform Stripe, but later must earn and other platforms — RazorPay, FlutterWave and PaymentWall, available in more than 190 countries around the world.

Later, the company promises the inclusion of the number of partners of the service “Yandex.Money” and Qiwi for Russia and for Uzbekistan Payme.

As previously reported the newspaper “Vedomosti”, the Telegram was negotiating about the organization of processing of payments in Russia and CIS at Sberbank. However, no data on how they ended.

Founded by Pavel Durov Telegram service in the world uses about 100 million people. In Russia, the number of messenger users at the beginning of 2017 amounted to about 6 million.

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