As first reported by The Next Web blog, a number of users posted screen shots showing the setting, while noting that it did nothing when clicked:
Huh. A 'Payment and Shipping' tab was just added to my Twitter app. Currently does nothing when tapped. http://ift.tt/1kI6hyd
— Daniel Bader (@journeydan) August 4, 2014
Twitter regularly tests new features without fanfare and hasn’t responded to questions about this wrinkle, but it seems clear that this is another step toward a true e-commerce feature. Presumably, such a setting would allow users to enter credit card and shipping information that would enable seamless purchases within the network.
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