Twitter may start letting users purchase goods directly from tweets, reports Re/code, which uncovered documents reportedly showing how the retail feature would work. According to the site, Twitter is considering partnering with online shopping service Fancy and payment service Stripe to provide shopping services.
The site posted mockups, reportedly created by Fancy, of what would be called Twitter Commerce, a new program that would allow people to purchase items through Twitter. The documents, discovered in a public area of Fancy.com’s website, showed a “buy” button embedded directly in tweets. Customers would have to provide Twitter with payment credentials prior to using the service.
The documents no longer appear at the Web address that appears in the screenshots published by Re/code, and the companies have not yet commented on them.