San Francisco, Dec 28, 2017: Popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat is working on extending the reach of its “Stories” feature on the web as it also continues to test a major redesign of its Android and iOS apps, reports say.
“Snapchat is developing a new product called ‘Stories Everywhere’ with a goal of making ‘Stories’ available outside the app for the first time and kick-starting the app’s stagnant user growth,” technology website Cheddar reported late Wednesday.
The company is also likely to makes it easier to share videos on other platforms through a web player that prompts people to sign up and download the app, the report added.
Meanwhile, Snap Inc. — the parent company of Snapchat has hired Rahul Chopra — the former Senior Vice-President and Global Head of Video at News Corp and also the CEO of social data agency Storyful to lead the project.
“Stories” allows the user to string together pictures and videos taken throughout the day.
Similar to social media giant Facebook’s “timeline”, this feature is public for all friends on the platform.
Snapchat is expected to overtake Facebook for the first time in the US as the user growth of the latter is set to slow among teenagers and adults, a report by market research firm eMarketer said recently.
The app currently has 166 million users globally. (IANS)
The act of demonetization by the government last year had simply made us stand on our heels. People were fighting their way out in the absence of hard cash and thus made us oblige to the digital platform.
BHIM app is one of the various digital money transfer app (application) which uses UPI (Unified Payments Interface). The app was developed by NPCI on 30th December 2016 and later launched by PM Narendra Modi. It aims towards bringing Financial inclusion and making us a digitally empowered society.
Here, we will help you to walk through the procedure involved in the better use of BHIM app.
How to download BHIM app
You can download and install BHIM from Google play store for Android and Apple store for IOS.
Select whichever language you prefer.
Select the mobile number which is registered with your bank.
Set a 4 digit password to log in.
Link a bank account.
Now, you need to set a UPI pin by providing the expiry date and last six digits of your debit card.
Your account is now registered and you are ready to go cashless.How to use BHIM without internet
You can dial *99# from your phone and you will be able to avail the same features of BHIM on your mobile.
*99# can also be used to register for BHIM.
Features of BHIM app
With this feature, you can send money by scanning a QR code, combination of Account Number and IFSC by using Virtual Payment Address (VPA).
This feature allows you to send a collect request by entering VPA. Also, through BHIM, you can transfer money using a Mobile that is registered with BHIM or *99#.
Scan and Pay
This feature allows you to pay by scanning the QR code.
This one will show your transaction history. It shows pending UPI collection request, so you can approve or reject payments. Also, there is an option to report if a user wants to raise any complaint.
This option will help you to view the static QR code and Payment addresses that are created. The QR can be downloaded and also be shared through WhatsApp or Email.
This feature enables you to check the bank account (which is linked to BHIM). You can set or change your UPI pin or the bank account linked with BHIM App by clicking on ‘Change Account’. You can also check your account balance using this feature.
Why should you use the BHIM app?
It works across all bank accounts.
You can access it without internet.
BHIM is backed by the Government of India making it a more reliable cashless payment option (unlike PayTM).
It has three level authentication including device ID or mobile number, bank account and UPI pin, which makes it the most secure option.
All in all, BHIM has turned out to be the safest and most reliable cashless payment option against competitors like Paytm.