Facebook's Chat App Won't Be an Overnight Sensation for E-commerce Players

Messenger has sales potential, but it will take time

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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.



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