Starting today, a small group of US Twitter users will start seeing tweets from the shorthand social network’s partners loaded with products and a sales pitches, along with a new “Buy” button option for quick purchases. In a blog post today, the company announced that this is one of its first efforts to introduce shopping to your timeline.
Twitter users will have access to exclusive offers through the social media outlet’s Android and iOS apps, while merchants will gain a new way to reach potential customers. If you decide to purchase something via Twitter, you’ll be directed to a secure checkout page after tapping the buy button. From there you can confirm your intentions by tapping the “buy now” option and that’s it. After that, Twitter will then send you an email receipt with details about your purchase.
If you frequent Twitter from your smartphone or tablet, here’s a look at what you might be invading your timeline in the next few days.