What we know so far…
Pavel Durov, the CEO of Telegram, just leaked on one of his Instagram Stories, that a Telegram update, which includes Bot Payments is coming soon…
If you zoom in, you can also read the draft for the next post on the Telegram blog. He titled his story with “Updates are coming soon!”.
The text tells us some details, about how this payments work, so that bot developers will be able to choose between a couple of payment methods and most of them are going to be handled via Stripe.
As examples he mentions, that it would theoretically possible to buy some pizza or a new pair of shoes via Telegram.
This is a very nice feature, which maybe could also add a first way of monetizing Telegram, to keep our most loved messenger alive.
What do you think about this?