Flipkart’s PhonePe UPI based mobile payment app goes live on Google Play Store

Phonepe

Flipkart had acquired PhonePe mobile payment service in April last year. Now, the company has now rolled out the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based service.

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Facebook trending topics headlines will now be automated

Facebook Trending

Facebook has announced that it will stop writing descriptions for Trending topics and short story summaries. The title will now be automated using algorithm. Trending lets people discover interesting and relevant conversations happening on Facebook. According to Quartz, Facebook has fired entire editorial staff on the Trending team that had 15-18 workers. Facebook says that there are still people involved to ensure that the topics that appear in Trending remain high-quality. Continue reading “Facebook trending topics headlines will now be automated”

WhatsApp for Android beta now lets you send videos as GIFs

WhatsApp for Android Videos as GIF

WhatsApp was rumored to introduce GIF support and it is already available through a separate root-only app. Now beta version of WhatsApp for Android (v2.16.242 or later) has received option to send videos as GIF. Continue reading “WhatsApp for Android beta now lets you send videos as GIFs”

WhatsApp tweaks privacy policy, will share user data with Facebook

WhatsApp Privacy Policy

WhatsApp has announced that it is tweaking its privacy policy for the first time since it was acquired by Facebook. With changes in policy, businesses can send messages directly to people using the platform.

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Google Duo for Android clocks 5 million downloads in a week

Google Duo for Android and iOS

Google launched its Duo video calling app for Android and iOS devices last week, after announcing it at the Google I/O back in May. Today the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai said that the Duo app for Android has crossed 5 million downloads in a week, even though the Play Store shows that the installs are between 1 million and 5 million. Continue reading “Google Duo for Android clocks 5 million downloads in a week”

Opera for Android beta gets new UI, pilot for new Opera browser for iOS begins

Opera 37.1 beta for Android

Opera has updated its beta app for Android to version 37.1 that brings a new UI that will be rolling out gradually. The browser interface has been rebuilt completely, including settings. Continue reading “Opera for Android beta gets new UI, pilot for new Opera browser for iOS begins”