Tech News #17 – Paytm Chat, iPhone 8 Facial Recognition, Whatsapp Colourful Status

Below are the tech news for today

Paytm to launch Chat Service :

The Indian Company Paytm is planning to start chat service on its app. The news came after Whatsapp announced its plan to tie up with UPI to start digital payments on its platform. UPI is a Uniform Payment Interface which is a payment gateway service in India. Paytm wants to be ahead of whatsapp in this and hence planning to launch its chat service and protect its lead in India from the western companies. As per the reports, this feature from Paytm might come later this month. In china, WePay (part of WeChat) is a system which became very popular with digital payments.

iPhone 8 may come with Facial Recognition Feature :

Recent rumours reveal that Apple might ditch the Touch ID sensor and fingerprint scanning in iPhone 8. According to the reports and leaks, iPhone 8 might come with a facial recognition feature. It is also rumoured that iPhone 8 might not have the physical home button on the front.  The facial recognition feature might rely on the infrared sensors and the front facing camera. Rumours are still not clear but one thing is for sure that Apple is currently working on Face Recognition feature for iPhone 8.

Whatsapp testing Coloured Text Status similar as Facebook’s :

Last year Facebook silently rolled out a feature where you can post status update with a colourful background. Now you might see the similar feature on your whatsapp. Whatsapp is testing this feature on its beta version. I personally do not like the status feature in whatsapp (Facebook’s is good). Even most of my friends say they don’t care what people’s whatsapp status is (which however disappears after 24 hours). Let me know in comments if you like the whatsapp status feature. The new coloured text status feature was spotted by a developed who was running latest 2.17.291 version. If you are still not able to see this feature, then it will soon roll out to you.

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