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Instagram's new shoppable photos are a glimpse at its e-commerce future
Instagram influencers have long tried to hack the app to make money by putting "purchase link in bio" when they photograph something you can buy. The company has noticed, so now it's making it easier for users to make purchases from within the app — but only for certain brands.Starting next week, select iOS users will see shoppable photos with a white icon displayed on the lower left corner. Tapping it reveals the items in the photo that are available for purchase, and clicking it takes you to the product's description page. To buy, you'll have to click another link that leads you to the retailer's website.
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