Paytm's Android app now supports 10 Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya and Punjabi. The other mobile payments app that we know supports Indian languages is PhonePe, which supports Hindi and Tamil, apart from English. However, it isn't perfect: for example, on picking a mobile phone recharge or electricity bill payment option, while most of the text is in the translated language, operator names and electricity board names continue to be displayed in English. Similarly, descriptions & specifications of products in ecommerce, and certain elements on the homepage are currently in English. We expect translations will improve with time. Paytm has just crossed 50 million app downloads, and claims to have 140 million wallet users. Find a vendor, VIP membership This isn't the only update to the Paytm App though: It now has ‘NearBy’ feature that lets users find places that accept payment via Paytm. This feature displays locations that use Paytm QR codes to accept payments, places that load money in Paytm wallets, as well as locations that allow users to upgrade to VIP members. The locations are listed by its distance to the user, with an icon on the left signifying type of service - medical, garage, shopping place etc. The list is useful in light of the currency shortage, enabling users to find locations accepting digital payments. However, we feel it would be more useful to display locations as overlay on a map, rather than making a list. Interestingly, MobiKwik had launched such a feature…
- Why did the Delhi High Court restrict use of Amitabh Bachchan’s image and voice? November 25, 2022
- Why did an Indian exchange, CoinDCX, publish its Proof of Reserves days after releasing its R2L ratio? November 25, 2022
- DPDP Bill, 2022 Has Received Good Response From Stakeholders: MeitY’s Ashwini Vaishnaw November 25, 2022
- Twitter Blocks Tweet of CJ Werleman’s YouTube Show Discussing Police Violence Against Indian Muslims November 25, 2022
- Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) says verify Aadhaar as ID proof using QR November 25, 2022
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
The Structure and Style of a Dogma Community: Conspiracy theories and organized Twitter engagement on Sushant Singh Rajput
Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement
Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?
A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'
India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...
Why ‘group privacy’ should be recognised, and how ‘non-personal’ data becomes a regulatory blindspot
There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...