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Snapchat Testing New Feature to Let Users Binge-Watch Original Content on Its App

Currently, the short original clips are integrated into the 'Discover' section of Snapchat

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For Snapchat's 'Creators Shows', celebrities and influencers like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Serena Williams and Kevin Hart record short videos that are monetised and displayed inside the app as short-form. Published

In a bid to compete with content-streaming players like Netflix and YouTube, photo-messaging app Snapchat is testing a new feature to let users binge-watch original content on its app, Metro.co.uk reported on Monday.

For Snapchat’s ‘Creators Shows’, celebrities and influencers like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Serena Williams and Kevin Hart record short videos that are monetised and displayed inside the app as short-form, vertically-oriented original videos.

Currently, the short original clips are integrated into the ‘Discover’ section of Snapchat, But the company now is planning to let users swipe over from the Discover page into a dedicated ‘Shows’ section, the report said.

The design of the new section would have a grid layout that would include users’ subscribed and recently watched shows.

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In a bid to compete with content-streaming players like Netflix and YouTube, photo-messaging app Snapchat is testing a new feature to let users binge-watch original content on its app. Pixabay

Without divulging further details, a Snapchat spokesperson confirmed that the company was indeed testing the feature, the report added.

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Earlier in April, Snapchat had revealed its plans of pushing original content on its app as part of its immediate plans. (IANS)

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Now Google Pay Offers UPI Recharge Option For FASTag Users

FASTag is an electronic toll collection system, operated by the National Highway Authority of India

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According to the company, to recharge their FASTag accounts, users need to open their Google Pay app, look for the FASTag category under the "Bill Payments" section and select the bank that has issued their FASTag. Wikimedia Commons

In a bid to help its users recharge their FASTag accounts faster, Google Pay on Monday announced that it has added a new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) feature that will let them link FASTag accounts to the Google Pay app and recharge and track their payments.

According to the company, to recharge their FASTag accounts, users need to open their Google Pay app, look for the FASTag category under the “Bill Payments” section and select the bank that has issued their FASTag.

“On the next screen, enter your vehicle number and proceed to pay with your bank account. Users can also check their FASTag account balance for FASTags issued by supported banks with the tap of a button,” the company said in a statement.

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In a bid to help its users recharge their FASTag accounts faster, Google Pay on Monday announced that it has added a new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) feature that will let them link FASTag accounts to the Google Pay app and recharge and track their payments. Wikimedia Commons

FASTag is an electronic toll collection system, operated by the National Highway Authority of India.

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It employs Radio Frequency Identification technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it or directly toll owner. (IANS)