In Brief: Whatsapp rolls out dark mode for iOS, Android users; Simpl partners with Razorpay

In Brief: Whatsapp rolls out dark mode for iOS, Android users; Simpl partners with Razorpay
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4 Mar, 2020

Facebook-owned multimedia messenger app Whatsapp has unveiled dark mode for Android and iOS users. The dark mode was the most requested feature by its users, Menlo Park, California-based company said in a statement. Android 10 and iOS 13 users can enable the new mode from the system settings. The dark mode is designed to reduce eye strain in low light environments.

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Simpl inks deal with Razorpay

Online payments startup Simpl has partnered with online payment gateway service provider Razorpay to offer digital payments experience to its customers. Under the partnership, all the merchants, without investing in technology integration, will be able to accept  Simpl as a payment mode to start accepting digital payments, the statement said. The partnership is also expected to help Simpl expand its network to enable payments at scale across merchants. The partnership is currently live with over 500 merchants, the statement added.

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Pine Labs partners with  ZestMoney to provide instant credit

Merchant commerce platform Pine Labs has entered into a strategic partnership with the digital lending startup ZestMoney to offer in-store digital EMI (equated monthly instalment) options to their customers through Pine Labs’ Plutus and Plutus Smart point of sale (PoS) devices. Venkat Paruchuri, chief product officer, Pine Labs said that the company has built an ecosystem of affordability solutions for customers. The company has partnered with 21 issuers that offer EMI on debit and credit cards across a network of 93,000 merchants.