F8: Ecwid Adds Autofill With Facebook; JackThreads Tests New Feature


AutofillWithFacebook650Facebook made some announcements about its Autofill with Facebook mobile payments feature at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, making the feature available to Facebook commerce provider Ecwid, as well as testing an extension of Autofill with Facebook with test partner JackThreads, TechCrunch reported.

Pilot partners men’s apparel site JackThreads and photo-book provider Mosaic on the shopping application side, along with payment processors PayPal, Stripe, and Braintree, began testing Autofill with Facebook last September.

The feature causes users who have stored their billing information with the social network to be prompted to “Check out faster with Facebook” when they attempt to complete their transactions, and an “autofill your info” button allows them to examine their payment details on the social network, as well as to select their shipping addresses. Only the last four digits of users’ credit-card numbers are visible.

Facebook announced at F8 that Ecwid’s 450,000 or so merchants can now easily integrate Autofill with Facebook, TechCrunch reported, adding that the social network is testing a tweak with JackThreads in which users who have clicked on mobile ads with promo codes will have those promo codes auto-filled during the check-out stage of transactions.

Readers: Would you feel comfortable allowing Facebook to autofill your payment information?