Instagram Gets Into E-Commerce Business With Checkout Tool

An employee walks past branded posters displayed at the Instagram Inc. office in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 4, 2018. Once, Instagram was a simple photo-sharing app, a way for iPhone shutterbugs to show off their latest cool pics. Now, its visual nature and 1 billion active users have sellers salivating over its potential as a place to sell everything from dresses to furniture. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

After years of ogling beautiful images of food, fashion and design on Instagram, people will now be able to buy things they see and like directly through the app -- providing instant gratification for the trend-obsessed and a new source of income for parent Facebook Inc. Starting Tuesday, the photo-sharing app is testing a shopping ...Read More

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