Buy games from Amazon? You can now add them to your cart using Twitter

New #AmazonCart feature lets you add products to your cart without leaving the Twitter app.

Online retailer Amazon today announced the next evolution of its shopping platform. #AmazonCart is a new feature that lets you add products to your cart directly through Twitter.

All you need to do is find a tweet with an Amazon product link and reply with #AmazonCart. The product is then saved to your cart for you to purchase later on your computer or mobile device. For #AmazonCart to work, you need to connect your Twitter account to the service. Without that link, Amazon would not know to which customer's cart to add the item, the company says.

You don't need to worry about accidentally purchasing items with the hashtag #AmazonCart, as using that hashtag only adds items to your cart, it doesn't purchase them. But here's a warning: unless your Twitter account is set to private, your followers will be able to see what products you're shopping for.

You can see a video of how the Amazon Cart feature works above. One of the examples is a man standing in line for coffee who adds Watch Dogs to his cart before he gets his drink. Quite a successful morning.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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26 comments
spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Twitter is worthless!!!!!  Oh, I'm sorry, it is #worthless.

Garm31
Garm31

Now I can use one of the narcissistic, attention seeking, sheep herding, social platforms to overpay for games?  Let me guess?....hmm... NAH!

DrKill09
DrKill09

FUCK Twitter.  I wish it never existed.  Because of that stupid god damn site, kids think this: # is called a "hash tag" when IT IS A POUND, AKA NUMBER SIGN.

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

While the Twitter part is stupid, I think I'll start buying the last few physical copies of games i may purchase through Amazon.  That is, until the final plastic game disk rolls off the production line and goes the way of the buggy whip.

Oh, and I'm going short on GameStop stock.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

This is a stupid idea. What problem is this idea addressing other than people who are too lazy to click on their amazon app or bookmark? How is this in any way more convenient than Amazon's patented "one-click buying" feature?

There is zero value proposition here. You're not even buying the product. You're just adding the product to your cart so you can purchase it the next time you visit Amazon.

Wild360
Wild360

Wow, are people actually this lazy?

Scarab83
Scarab83

Uhh.. cool? I guess? Do a lot of people do their shopping through Twitter?

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

skinhead black dude at a playground putting pampers in his amazon cart with a smile and nod.


guy in coffee shop wearing a flat cap.


Asian man with a massive head of hair.

helgorn
helgorn

Welll...Looks like some guys had a lot of time in their hands. I don't think that this will find it's public.

Dark_Wr4ith
Dark_Wr4ith

Now everyone can see how gansta you are when you drop dollas on useless stuff!

T-T seriously though who cares? It's just going to cause yet more irrelevant twitter posts in the already sea of useless posts.

jasonredemption
jasonredemption

So either click one button to add to cart or write a tweet about it paste link and write #AmazonCart to let the world know I'm thinking about buying it.  How stupid do they think people are?

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

...yeah....kind of a useless feature

LeoKRock
LeoKRock

This is the most irrelevant news that I ever saw in this website.

And we´ve been seen preety stupid "news" recently...

markvons
markvons

Are people really that lazy that they cant open the amazon app or gt to the site, also seems like a pain to get the exact version you want.

vackillers
vackillers

Why on EARTH!! would I wanna buy a game via twitter? thats pretty pathetic and stupid if you ask me.

zandrxi
zandrxi

.....why .... is this really needed?

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@DrKill09 They would learn stuff like that if they weren't busy screwing around on their stupid phones all day while they are in class.

Babugee
Babugee

@rawkstar007  

It is so that you announce to the entire world exactly what products you are trying to purchase. It allows your next door thieve.. I mean neighbor.. congratulate you on your brand new 4K TV!