Following an initial announcement back at the Mobile World Congress this year, the social giant is now rolling out its new 2-step mobile payment flow which allows developers to include it in their Facebook apps via Facebook’s Payment API. Basically, game developers building on the mobile web have been using Facebook Payments to monetize their apps. The new mobile payment flow is current available for selected carriers in over 60 countries.
However, this flow for mobile payments can be long, with a total of up to seven steps, including SMS verification. At Mobile World Congress this year we announced an improved mobile payments flow for mobile web apps. Today we are starting to roll it out. This low friction (two steps) carrier billing is now available on the majority of carriers in the US and the UK and will be rolled out to additional operators worldwide.
The payment flow is simple. Users who want to pay for a virtual or digital good in a mobile web app open the payment dialog and confirm their purchase. This payment flow requires no typing and looks like this.
(Image Source: Facebook)