Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.
Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it is working on a ‘‘very small test,’’ and the company said there is no set schedule for making the service available to users. The service would use payment information that shoppers store on Facebook to automatically complete checkout forms of certain mobile apps. Then, the app would process the purchase.
Spokeswoman Tera Randall said in an e-mailed statement that Facebook has a ‘‘great relationship with PayPal, and this product is simply to test how we can help our app partners provide a more simple commerce experience.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.