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Ola allows users to pay for all expenditure once every 15 days

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Bengaluru: Ride-sharing platform Ola on Thursday said its credit payment feature, Ola Money Postpaid which offers a 15-day credit line to passengers, would soon be available to all the Ola app users.

 

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Ola Money Postpaid is a digital credit payment service that allows users to pay for all the expenditure once every 15 days.

“The offering was launched last year as a pilot, and has received good response from customers with 30% growth month-on-month,” an Ola statement said.

 

Ride-sharing platform Ola Money Postpaid to be available for all Ola users:

 

At present, Ola Money Postpaid is being used by over 10 per cent of Ola customers.

 

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Apart from extending the service to all its customers in coming months the company would also increase credit line offering and billing cycle to 30 days, as per the statement.

“Ola Money Postpaid will also extend its reach beyond mobility and integrate it into other segments such as food, entertainment and utilities in the coming months. The company also plans to enroll other merchants to create a faster and convenient payment mechanism for customers.”

 

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To catch up to WhatsApp, Signal adds custom wallpapers and animated stickers.

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Signal enjoyed an unexpected uptick in users following WhatsApp’s recent privacy blunder. In an effort to capitalize on its rising popularity, Signal has started testing features that make the messaging platform feel a little friendlier.

Earlier this month, Signal announced a handful of new features that would be coming to the platform, including chat wallpapers and animated stickers. As promised, these two features are now available in the beta version of the app, making it feel more like WhatsApp than ever before.

Android Police got its hands on both new features, sharing screenshots of what chat wallpapers look like. You can change your chat wallpaper in Signal by going to Settings > Appearance > Chat wallpaper. You can also change the wallpaper of an individual chat by tapping the person’s name in the top bar and looking for the chat wallpaper option.

There are a total of 21 chat wallpapers to choose from, including 12 solid colors and 9 gradient colors. Android Police said you can also choose a photo from your phone’s camera roll for extra personalization. Before, Signal featured only white and black backgrounds depending on if dark mode was enabled on your device.

Android Police also provides a quick preview of Signal’s new animated stickers—something the platform has dabbled with in the past. There’s a new Day by Day sticker pack that contains 24 animated stickers to help liven up your conversation. The art is by Miguel Angel Camprubí.

Finally, Signal appears to be adding a simple About section for users’ profiles. Users will have the opportunity to choose an emoji and also add a short description of themselves. It’s a simple way to share some of your personality before even having a conversation. Apparently, Signal users can save several blurbs and switch between them on the fly, essentially making them status updates.

If you’re on iOS, Signal said it also plans to add media auto-download settings and full-screen profile photos, the latter of which is already available on Android.

These new additions to Signal appear to be in the beta version of the app for now. Hopefully, testing goes smoothly so they can be added to the stable build. Once that rolls out, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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