WhatsApp Payments to launch in India, Samsung Galaxy Fold launch in September and Tinder new safety feature

WhatsApp Payments to launch in India by the end of the year

  • WhatsApp Payments plans to officially roll out in India by the end of the year but will have a tough battle ahead.
  • Tinder has a new safety feature to help LGBTQ users when they travel to a new country.
  • Samsung has officially announced that it will be bringing the Samsung Galaxy Fold to select markets in September.
  • Tesla reports losses of $408 million for Q2 2019 which is higher than expected but still a considerable improvement over last quarter.
  • Gallery Go is newest addition to Google's Android Go program and retains the AI ML algorithms from Google Photos in addition to being available offline.
  • Microsoft accidentally leaked a redesign image of Windows 10's start menu that shows the search bar at the top instead of at the bottom.

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​WhatsApp Payments battling Paytm, Google Pay and PhonePe for India's $1 trillion opportunity by end of year

​WhatsApp Payments battling Paytm, Google Pay and PhonePe for India's $1 trillion opportunity by end of year

WhatsApp’s Global Head Will Cathcart announced that WhatsApp Payments will be rolling out for India users within the year.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, stated, "Even in a limited test, the feedback was very positive. So I'm quite confident that when we can roll this out broadly, it's going to be meaningfully valuable to the user experience," during Facebook's Q2 2019 earnings call on Wednesday.

But it will be going up against the likes of Google Pay, PhonePe, Paytm and Mobikwik — payment operators who have been in the Indian market for considerably longer.

​Gallery Go comes with the AI ML magic of Google Photos

​Gallery Go comes with the AI ML magic of Google Photos

Google data friendly lightweight platform, Android Go, has a new addition in its portfolio for user’s photos — Gallery Go. The toned down version of Google Photos includes some of the original software’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms — and it works offline, something that Google Photos doesn’t offer.

Google Go automatically organises user photos by subject and content using ML. Even its auto enhance feature applies ML to quickly fix commonly occurring issues with photos.

​Microsoft’s new Windows 10 start menu redesign shifts the search bar

​Microsoft’s new Windows 10 start menu redesign shifts the search bar

It looks like Microsoft is working on a new design for the start menu on Windows 10 according to screenshot that was accidentally shared on the Insider Program.

Spotted by Windows Central, the search bar has been moved from the bottom to the top and a new widget for ‘suggested apps’ that will display the most commonly used apps on the operating system.

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