Carbon Launches Carbon Express for Payments Through Social Media Platforms

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Fintech Firm, Carbon has opened its Financial Services API to help Start-ups, SMEs Across Africa Build their Business

Carbon has launched a new service that allows users to make payments from social platforms. The service, called Carbon Express, can be used on Whatsapp, Instagram, and other chat apps when the need arises.

This is an improvement over having to launch the Carbon app and temporarily exit other apps before a transaction could be made.

After the app has been updated and Carbon Express activated in the settings pane, it is ready to use from the keyboard extension of any app that is being used. The new feature takes advantage of people’s increasing presence on chat apps and gives users the flexibility of making payments while chatting.

Carbon Express is available only to android users but the fintech company says it is it rolling out for its iOS users soon. Besides making payments, the feature allows people to purchase airtime and receive money.

The Express feature is the latest in a list of new upgrades that the fintech has added to its platform. It recently added Carbon Score to reward customers with perks such as healthcare, referral bonuses, and first access to some of its new features.

Carbon which recently hit the 4-year milestone became a full-fledged digital bank providing a wide range of financial services including loans and financial management.

With quite a number of options to choose from, consistently innovating and adding services that people find useful is important, from people’s responses to Carbon’s new upgrade.

Many companies all over the world are working to leverage the increased use of social media and make it possible for people to make payments on it. Launching that service first among other fintechs in Nigeria puts it in a strategic position among competitors because of the ease it now offers.


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