You'll Soon Be Able to Shop From Right Inside Facebook

Meghan Blalock

Social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have long struggled with how to integrate shopping into their users’ experiences. Instagram just recently launched shoppable ads, and Facebook is now taking one more step in a fully shoppable direction: by testing a shopping tab.

According to Adweek, Facebook is testing a new shopping feature on its mobile site, called Canvas; it’s a full-screen ad–based experience that provides a full description of products, then links users directly out to retailers so they can purchase items. In this regard, the Facebook feature has already surpassed Instagram’s, which still doesn’t allow hyperlinks inside posts.

Head to Adweek to learn more about the new shopping feature, then tell us your thoughts on it in the comments below! (And while you're at it, browse some of our favorite phone cases so you can shop online in style.)

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