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Payments Company Stripe To Power Facebook’s Buy Button

Twitter also partnered with Stripe earlier this month.

Payments Company Stripe To Power Facebook’s Buy Button
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Facebook has tapped payments company Stripe to power a “buy” button that lets users make purchases directly from the social network, a Stripe representative told Fast Company.

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Earlier this month, Twitter began embedding a buy button in tweets through a partnership with Stripe, though it plans to add other payments processors. Facebook started testing its own purchase button back in July, and like Twitter, it is possible Facebook will partner with other companies in the future.

Stripe has been steadily gaining momentum this year, boosting its valuation to $1.75 billion after raising $80 million in January. The company supports more than 130 currencies and also added a feature that lets users send money to debit cards.

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Based in San Francisco, Alice Truong is Fast Company's West Coast correspondent. She previously reported in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and most recently Hong Kong, where she (left her heart and) worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal

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