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Tech Wrap: Instagram Lite launched, WhatsApp Pay gets support for more banks

More tech news includes Netflix rolling out audio-only mode and Microsoft bringing a host of new features to Teams.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 13:32 IST
Here's what happened in tech today.
Here's what happened in tech today. (Pixabay)

It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, Netflix rolled out support for audio-only mode on its platform. On the other hand, Facebook launched Instagram Lite in India. In addition to that WhatsApp Pay got support for more banks.

So, here's what happened in tech today:

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Instagram Lite launched in India

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Facebook on the second day of its Facebook Fuel for India 2020 event announced the launch of Instagram Lite app. It is less than 2MB in size and is available on the Google Play Store at the moment.

Netflix gets audio-only mode

Netflix has now started rolling out audio-only mode for its mobile app users. Users can just listen to the shows while on the go and catch up, without watching the video stream.

WhatsApp Pay gets support for more banks

WhatsApp today announced that it is partnering with four new banks, which includes State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank for expanding the scope of WhatsApp Pay in India.

Microsoft Teams gets a major update

Microsoft today announced a host of features on Teams. The list includes a new holiday-themed Together Mode scenes, custom backgrounds and availability of breakout rooms.

Amazon Echo smart speakers get support for Spotify, Apple Podcasts

Amazon India today announced that Alexa users in India can now listen to podcasts through Spotify and Apple Podcasts on their Echo smart speakers. To use this feature, users first need to enable Spotify or Apple Podcasts in the Alexa app.

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