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Everything announced at the Google for India event

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At Google’s annual Google for India event in New Delhi yesterday, the company made some key announcements around increasing support for Indic languages and new additions to the Google Pay app. Google Pay for Business – an app made for merchants to use was also rolled out. Here is a roundup of all the announcements made at the event: There is now a new Google Pay for Business app, designed for merchants to use. Merchants can join the app following a video verification. Here's how it works: [video width="848" height="480" mp4="https://www.medianama.com/wp-content/uploads/WhatsApp-Video-2019-09-19-at-12.54.58-PM.mp4"][/video] Google also announced the new Spot Platform on the Google Pay app. This platform will allow businesses to have a “spot” within the Google Pay app – they can embed their webstores in the app itself. Google Jobs will be available as a “Spot” in the Google Pay app. This will allow job seekers to apply for jobs, schedule interviews and also converse with potential employers. Tokenised cards are also coming to India, finally. These are virtual representation of credit/debit cards that can be fed into the Google Pay app. This way, you don’t have to carry your cards everywhere. Also, Google claimed that tokenised cards are a safe way of doing transactions. Big push for Indic languages: Increasing support for Indic languages was a big theme at Google’s annual Google for India event. Google Search in India will support 3 new Indic languages by the end of the year. Google Assistant will also support 5 more Indic languages…

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