Tech Wrap: WhatsApp gets new feature, PIF invests ₹9,555 crore in RRVL
More tech news includes WhatsApp Pay getting NPCI approval for graded deployment in India and Xiaomi launching Mi Notebook 14 e-learning edition laptop in India.
It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, WhatsApp launched its much-awaited disappearing messages feature. On the other hand, NPCI gave a nod to WhatsApp for launching its WhatsApp Pay service in India. In addition to that PIF invested ₹9,555 crore in Reliance Retail.
So, here's everything that made headlines today:
Amazon announces Great Indian Festival Finale Days
Amazon India today announced the Great Indian Festival Finale Days. This sale is a part of the final leg of its month-long sale in India, which will end on November 13. Amazon is offering a host of discounts and special offers on the purchase of smartphones, laptops, Amazon devices, TVs and other devices. You can check all the offers here.
PIF invests ₹9,555 crore in Reliance Retail
Saudi Arabia-based PIF is investing a sum of ₹9,555 crore ($1.3 billion approximately) in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL). With this investment, PIF will acquire an equity stake of 2.04% into RRVL.
Mi Notebook 14 e-learning edition launched in India
Xiaomi expanded its laptop portfolio by launching the Mi Notebook 14 e-learning edition laptop in India. It will be available at an introductory price of ₹34,999 on Mi.com, Mi Homes, Amazon.in and offline retail partners starting November 5.
WhatsApp disappearing messages feature launched
WhatsApp today launched its disappearing messages feature to all its users. WhatsApp has set the time limit for disappearing messages to seven days, after which select messages will vanish from its platform without a trace.
WhatsApp Pay gets NPCI approval
NPCI today gave a nod to WhatsApp’s payment platform, that is, WhatsApp Pay, to go live in India via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in a graded manner.