Facebook has officially started rolling out its new mobile payments feature -- albeit to a small group of users and at just a couple of retailers.
The social network quietly launched "Autofill with Facebook" on Monday, which is a mobile payments service that lets consumers pay for products on their smartphones with just their Facebook credentials.
"We are working on a mobile payments test called Autofill with Facebook that gives people the option to use their payment information already stored on Facebook to populate the payment form when they make a purchase in a mobile app," a Facebook spokesperson told CNET. "The app then processes and completes the payment."
Word first floated that Facebook was looking to expand its presence in mobile with a new payments feature last month. The idea is to create an online payments service for people who store their address and credit card information on the social network. These users can then buy products at select retailers by simply inputting their Facebook credentials.
Facebook's payments service makes the purchase with the credit card on file, and thus customers don't need to fill in any further billing information. The goal is to make online payments quicker and easier.
Currently, the feature is only available on two retail iOS apps -- Jack Threads and Mosaic, which are powered by Braintree; and only a select few users will be able to use the service immediately. Eventually, the social network plans to roll out Autofill with Facebook to all of its users. Facebook is also in talks to work more with Braintree, along with Stripe and PayPal.