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Facebook Rolls Out ‘Diwali Story’ Feature For Users in India

Importantly, the Diwali special feature is exclusive to Facebook users only in India. It will now show to users from other countries

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Adding to its “holiday Stories” edition Facebook on Wednesday rolled out a special Diwali “Story” feature exclusively to users in India that would enable them to see, share experiences as well as connect with their loved ones.

The “Start a Story for Diwali” feature will be visible on top of users’ News Feed for 24 hours and will only be available in English.

Users can also add to the Story by selecting “Add to Story” icon, and by using the Facebook Camera one can take a photo or video.

“Today, people in India will be able to see and share a collective Diwali,” the social media giant said in a statement.

“Story that will appear on top of their Facebook News Feed, with additional promotions within the Feed. This Diwali Story will only be available to some English language users in India and will last only 24 hours, just like any other story,” it added.

The Facebook camera, which is packed with dozens of effects like masks, frames, and interactive filters, can help add creativity to the photos and videos.

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Facebook App on a smartphone device. (VOA)

Users can also see a message from Facebook in the News Feed that links them directly to the Diwali Story.

Clicking the story, one can see stories shared by friends.

However, adding to the Diwali Story cannot add to users’ personal story.

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But users do have the option to upload to both, the statement said.

Importantly, the Diwali special feature is exclusive to Facebook users only in India. It will now show to users from other countries. (IANS)

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Huami Joins Hands with Reliance Digital to Strengthen its Presence in India

The device also features 5 ATM water resistance, GPS enabled + GLONASS dual positioning function, Bluetooth v5.0 and 24 hours heart rate monitoring

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Huami has recently launched the Amazfit GTS smartwatch in India for Rs 9,999. (Representational image). Pixabay

Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami on Thursday officially partnered with Reliance Digital to strengthen its presence in India.

Currently, customers can purchase smartwatches like Bip Lite, Verge Lite and GTR 47.2mm through offline stores from cities like – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Chandigarh, to name a few.

Very soon the brand is going to increase the product portfolio for the offline market.

“After receiving a wide acceptance from the Indian consumers through online presence via E-commerce giants, we believe it is important for us to strengthen our presence by going offline in India,” Mark Mao, Vice President of Overseas Business, Huami, said in a statement.

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Reliance has already established its name in the major markets of the industry.

Huami has recently launched the Amazfit GTS smartwatch in India for Rs 9,999.

The device is equipped with varied advanced functionalities like lasting battery life of up to 14 days, a 1.65-inch (348×442 pixels) AMOLED display with a curved screen, 341ppi pixel density and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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The device also features 5 ATM water resistance, GPS enabled + GLONASS dual positioning function, Bluetooth v5.0 and 24 hours heart rate monitoring. (IANS)