FinCap Friday: Scroll, Tap, Pay

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Apr 25, 2019
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FinCap Friday

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This week's FinCap Friday reveals what's behind the new Checkout feature on instagram. Released in March 2019, this feature allows users to interact directly with brands on the app instead of going to outside webpages to shop. However, instagram has previously stated that they don't want shopping and ads to be "in your face" when you're scrolling, so what made them change their mind? Tune into this week's episode to find out all the details below:

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!