Connected economy: Twitter teases tweet editing feature

In today’s connected economy, Twitter users who subscribe to the Twitter Blue subscription plan might have the ability to edit their tweets.

Additionally, Netflix is ​​said to have stepped up its efforts in the gaming world, while Visa Direct is partnering with Western Union and money-moving platform Astra.

Report: Blue Twitter followers can get exclusive ability to edit tweets

After years of calls from users, Twitter may be giving its Twitter Blue followers the option to edit their tweets.

A report from SocialMediaToday – citing an introductory screen saying “Join Twitter Blue to get early access to Edit Tweet” shared by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi – suggests that this feature appears to be launching with Twitter Blue.

Twitter users have long been the platform for an edit button, and now it looks like it will be part of the company’s paid subscription service, the cost of which is expected to rise from $2.99 ​​to $4.99 per month to help the company build new features.

Netflix to improve the game

With less than 1% of its customers using its games products, Netflix has begun to step up its efforts in this area, with the goal of having 50 games available before the end of the year.

That’s according to a report from the Financial Times (FT), which claims Netflix’s subscription model could have a major impact on mobile gaming, although the report also dismisses most titles as being primarily “casual games. of little interest”.

However, the report also noted that other games have started to offer more depth, while Netflix has also started adding licensed games based on its series, such as “Stranger Things” and “The Queen’s Gambit”.

Western Union expands its integration with Visa Direct

Western Union said it is expanding its integration with Visa’s real-time money movement network, Visa Direct, a move that allows Western Union customers in the United States to send funds in near real-time to Visa debit cards in several countries.

Western Union and Visa Direct first launched their integration across Europe in over 20 countries, allowing customers to transfer funds to eligible Visa debit cardholders, using, the Western Union app or from many Western Union outlets in the United States.

“Western Union and Visa share a vision for the movement of modern money, a vision that ensures cross-border payments are reliable, efficient and transparent, with convenience and the customer’s channel of choice at the center of our customer experience,” said Gabriella Fitzgerald, president of the Americas region, Western Union.

Astra uses Visa Direct to deliver faster payments

Money movement automation platform Astra says it now uses Visa Direct, enabling the company to offer fast payments “to millions of its end users who can fund cards, wallets and other accounts with their eligible debit cards”.

The payment platform allows developers to add transfer functionality to their applications and is integrated through an application programming interface (API). It allows builders to add payment functionality without compliance, capital commitment, or additional operational costs.

“The onboarding experience of a new user of a neobanking or marketplace application is essential and lasts only a few moments,” Astra said in a press release. “In many cases, funding a new bank account or wallet involves waiting several days for an ACH transfer to clear before the associated debit card can be used.”



About: Results from PYMNTS’ new study, “The Super App Shift: How Consumers Want To Save, Shop And Spend In The Connected Economy,” a collaboration with PayPal, analyzed responses from 9,904 consumers in Australia, Germany, UK and USA. and showed strong demand for one super multi-functional app rather than using dozens of individual apps.

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