Google is bringing messaging to its Tez payment app in India
Google is bringing messaging to its Tez payment app in India
Google rolls out chat option in payments app Tez to take on WhatsApp and Paytm
08 March, 2018, 05:03
It is interesting to see how Google Tez will attract users through the new chat feature.
Google's payments app Google Tez has been updated with a new chat feature.
Google is updating its Tez payment app with the ability to send and receive messages. Although the feature isn't available to all Google Tez users and is initially rolling out at a slow pace, it is only accessible if both parties are running the latest version of the Tez app on their mobile devices.
The in-app chat feature will "allow you to send simple messages back and forth to your contacts about the payments you make", Google said.
With over 200 million WhatsApp users in India, the in-app payment solution can turn out to be a huge game changer in the digital payment market.
But with the advent of WhatsApp's in-app UPI payment service, Google faces stiff competition - the popular messaging platform now has over 200 million active users in India alone. Earlier, in November 2017, digital payments major Paytm also launched its chat service, Paytm Inbox, to challenge Facebook-owned WhatsApp.
Another leading mobile wallet service in India that Google Tez is looking to compete with is Paytm.
The app is based on the Unified Payments Interface. Tez users will be also able to access exclusive offers if they are SBI customers.
Much of this growth is driven by UPI apps, which cumulatively touched the 171.4 Mn transactions mark in February 2018, according to data released by the RBI recently. The app has over 12 million users, as of December, and processed 140 million transactions since its launch in September previous year. While the WhatsApp Payments is already available to several users in the country, it's yet to be launched officially.
It also can be spread through shared utensils. "Just to be on the safe side we want people to be on the lookout for symptoms ". Many people do not have exhibit any symptoms. "For the vast majority of people, the risk is very, very low".
Denzel Valentine matched his career best of 20 points for Chicago, which lost for the sixth time in the past seven games. Bobby Portis drove for a three-point play and David Nwaba converted the rebound of his own miss to make it 7-5.
This, of course, is four days before Dick's Sporting Goods publicly announced their new, age-based restrictions on gun sales. Knox Merkle, 19, of Moscow, said people should not be prevented from purchasing firearms just due to their age.
The product, kind of an alcopop, is essentially a watered-down mix of the shochu spirit that is a big hit among the Japanese . The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 20.
Now, they've revealed if it's a boy or girl that will be joining siblings Drake , 12, Ella , 11, Duke , 9, and Emmie Kay , 7. I don't know, that might not even be allowed on Twitter . "And [Joanna's] like, you are not calling that baby 'Dragon'".
Last week a Pennsylvania-based home remodeling company paid for three billboards in Cleveland , again, hoping to recruit James. It's no secret that LeBron James will be the biggest name in this summer's free agency.
In a hearing Monday, the state Senate voted 20 to 18 to approve the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The measure would also ensure that the school retains its current "A" grade under Florida's school grading system.
For those unaware, the app is meant to be just the barebones Messenger experience with only its core functionality. Users made 17 billion video chats in Messenger past year which was twice as many compared to 2016.
The measure will automatically become law within 15 days unless vetoed by Governor Rick Scott , a Republican. Kate Brown met with the students Monday and urged the 18-year-olds among them to register to vote.
Uber hopes the system will cut down on the time drivers spend on the road and the amount of time freight languishes in warehouses. Could Automated Tech Keep Drivers Closer To Home? Once the cargo is on the transfer hub, it's loaded into a freight transport.
Microsoft's moves arrive amid intensifying competition among cloud providers seeking to grow their government customer bases.
Future iPhones may ditch the notch
As shown by previous leaks, the R15 will feature a notch on top of the display, not very different from the one on the iPhone X . The notch, which contains the front camera, microphone, speaker and a few sensors, is only found on the Apple iPhone X.
A Look Ahead! What To Know About The 2018 Geneva Motor Show
The A6 is also equipped with an advanced automatic start/stop system as well as an energy recuperation system of up to 12 kW. The concept gets large 21-inch wheels, a broad C-pillar and a bold shoulder line.This makes it look muscular and aggressive.
Dollar Tree (DLTR) Releases Q1 Earnings Guidance
As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 14,334 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and five Canadian provinces. The regular session started at $63.22 but as the trading went on, the stock escalated, ending the session with a gain of 2.59%.
Microsoft is reportedly testing Cortana in Outlook mobile
Do you think Cortana is going to be direct competition for Siri and Google Assistant with all of these app integrations? The Cortana is going to be available for both, Android and iOS smartphones platforms as announced by the company itself.
Tommy Lee fights with his son
Tommy Lee says his son assaulted him without reason, but Brandon Lee says that could not be farther from the truth. Yesterday, Lee took exception to an interview of Anderson by Piers Morgan that aired in Britain on Saturday.
Xiaomi launches Mi LED Smart TV 4A in India
Now that's unbeatable value for money! Availability: Available exclusively through Flipkart , Mi.com and Mi Home stores. The supplied remote control is the same 11-button one supplied with the bigger model and has the same capabilities.
When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas may have played his last Champions League game in Tuesday's goalless draw at Liverpool . Their away trips to Manchester United and City resulted in defeats to the top two teams in the Premier League.