Starbucks adding gifting via Apple Messages app with Apple Pay next month

All through its annual shareholders meeting instantly, Starbucks announced that it will shortly allow shoppers to ship presents via Apple’s Messages app and Apple Pay. The model new efficiency will arrive for purchasers in April alongside Microsoft Outlook integration that will equally allow prospects to current drinks via the app.

In addition to, the company launched that it’s growing the My Starbucks barista attribute it first launched earlier this year to let shoppers order with voice directions and messaging:

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Starbucks moreover shared further particulars on the expansion of My Starbucks® barista, now accessible to higher than 100,000 shoppers all through the U.S. Powered by groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence for the Starbucks Mobile App, shoppers can now place their orders by way of voice command or messaging interface, delivering tempo and luxury. Starbucks continues to ship innovation that enhances purchaser loyalty and engagement and extra extends the accessibility of the Starbucks® Mobile App. The My Starbucks® barista is in the mean time rolling out to iOS shoppers with Android™ prospects being added in subsequent releases.

As part of its digital bulletins, the company moreover well-known it’s going to shortly have Amazon Alexa integration in Ford autos, allowing prospects to order drinks from their cars with voice directions whereas driving.

The company didn’t make clear exactly how the model new gifting attribute will work, nonetheless we assume they will be launching a model new iMessage app or integration with the prevailing Starbucks app finally.

Starbucks has an iMessage sticker pack app, nonetheless in another case the My Starbucks barista, Apple Pay and totally different efficiency is constructed into its main Starbuck mobile app. That app already lets shoppers ship current taking part in playing cards which may be redeemed contained in the app or by way of e-mail, nonetheless the model new Message gifting attribute is anticipated to launch sometime subsequent month.