Snapchat is testing visual search that allows users to shop Amazon products using camera

Sep 24, 2018, 5:18 pm

Avanti B.

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Snap is testing visual search that allows users to shop Amazon products using the Snapchat camera. The social media platform in an official news release announced that “we’re testing a new way to search for products on Amazon right from the Snapchat camera, “The SnapChat Visual Search.”

Social media companies are exploring various ways to use their user base in the eCommerce arena. The Snapchat visual search will allow users to browse Amazon products and buy it using their camera right from the photo-messaging app. After a user scans a barcode or an image, the Amazon card will appear on-screen with the product details and shopping option. This feature will allow users to purchase the product or similar ones available from Amazon.com or Amazon app by tapping the link.

It’s super easy to use. Simply point your Snapchat camera at a physical product or barcode, and press and hold on the camera screen to get started. – Snap Blog

Snap has always been in the front-runner in terms of adding new features to its app and Snap is one of them. The partnership between Snap and Amazon has given a positive vibe on the market which helped Snap’s stock up by 3%.

The social media site announced it will be rolled to soon to all the users at the same time.

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