Tech Wrap: Apple Podcast Subscriptions delayed, Twitter pauses its verification process

More tech news includes Bugatti launching new smartwatch models and Teams getting a new podcast-like feature.

| Updated on: May 29 2021, 21:36 IST
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It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, Apple delayed the rollout of its Podcast Subscriptions service. On the other hand, Twitter paused its verification process. 

So, here's what happened in tech today:

Apple Podcast Subscriptions delayed into June

Apple announced the Apple Podcast subscriptions during their Spring Loaded event in April this year. The new subscriptions were scheduled to be available to users by May. Now, Apple has decided that they are going to delay the launch till next month to “ensure” that they deliver “the best experience for creators and listeners”.

Bugatti announces three new smartwatch models 

Bugatti today announced three new smartwatch models. These smartwatch models are named after some of Bugatti's iconic brands - Pur Sport, Le Noire, and Divo. These luxury smartwatches are priced starting from 899 euros ( 79,351 approx) for early-bird buyers.

Microsoft Teams is getting a podcast-like feature soon

A variable playback option coming to Microsoft Streams, the native Microsoft 365 service, soon, and Microsoft Teams will be able to benefit from that. Microsoft explained you will be able to change the playback speed of recorded meetings soon.

Twitter is pausing its verification process

Twitter started accepting verification requests last week for the first time since 2017. Twitter is pausing new applications for now as it has to review the current stack of profiles.

WhatsApp won't limit functionality if you don't accept its new privacy policy

WhatsApp's new privacy policy came into effect on May 15. The Facebook-owned messaging platform had said just earlier this month that if users did not accept this new policy they would lose account functionality over time till their accounts would finally be disabled. WhatsApp has now said that users who do not accept the updated privacy policy will not lose any account functionality.

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First Published Date: 29 May, 21:36 IST