Twitter and Amazon Partner to Make Shopping by Hashtag an Actual Thing

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Twitter is teaming up with Amazon to let users shop directly from their tweets.

When links to products appear in a tweet, by sending a reply to that tweet with hashtag #AmazonCart, customers can add those items to their Amazon shopping cart, according to the two companies. However, items can't actually be purchased until a user goes to Amazon to check out.

Also, unfortunately for Canadians, the new feature is currently only available to US customers.

Twitter is also experimenting with a "mute" button. Some users have been given a "mute" option, which apparently stops that person's tweets from appearing in your stream without actually blocking them.

The social network currently has 255 million users.

 

Company:
Amazon
Website:
http://www.amazon.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc., seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of... more

Company:
Twitter
Website:
http://www.twitter.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates... more


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