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PayMaya Mall lets you shop conveniently with a lot of cashback

Lots of exclusive deals too!

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PayMaya has just launched PayMaya Mall — a one-stop-shop for all your mobile shopping needs. Shop everyday essentials and more, and pay cashless for all your purchases within the PayMaya app.

Craving your favorite meals at Jollibee and McDonald’s? Looking to stock up some groceries at Landers? Or are you shopping for a new pair of sneakers at Nike? Get the best deals when you purchase everything you need at the PayMaya Mall.

All you have to do is open your PayMaya app, tap PayMaya Mall, and browse through over 100 of PayMaya’s partner brands. Moreover, you can also shop at PayMaya’s trusted partner merchants — ensuring a safe and seamless transaction from legitimate sellers.

To top it off, PayMaya Mall utilizes PayMaya’s Balik Bayad promos and several exclusive offers from partner merchants, making it rewarding for people to go cashless. To avail PayMaya’s Balik Bayad offers, you just have to shop at any brands featured at the virtual mall and choose the ‘Pay with PayMaya’ option upon check out. Don’t forget to key in your mobile number to complete that cashless transaction!

A Lunar New Year treat

PayMaya is bringing in good luck this Lunar New Year of the Ox. The app is offering up to PhP 880 cashback for your purchases inside PayMaya Mall. For a minimum spend of PhP 300 paid using your PayMaya mobile number, you can get a 20 percent cashback of up to PhP 88 per transaction. This offer can be enjoyed up to 10 times until March 15, 2021, or when you accumulated a total of PhP 880 in Balik Bayad savings!

On top of this Lunar New Year treat, you can enjoy exclusive deals from several brands. Pick.A.Roo offers free delivery on your first order (minimum of PhP 500) just by entering the code PAYMAYAROO upon checkout. For your Valentine’s Day gifts, enjoy 12 percent off on Rustan’s. You can also score a 5 percent discount on your Boozy haul if you’re up for some drinking.

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TikTok officially launches a dislike button

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Months ago, TikTok started experimenting with a dislike button for the platform’s comments. Much like other platforms, the company is creating a way to promote healthier discourse. However, the experiment never had a launch date all those months ago. Finally, after months in development, TikTok is finally ready to launch the dislike button.

Through the platform’s official Twitter account, TikTok is releasing the dislike button. This time, the platform has explained how the feature will work.

As detailed before, users will not see how many dislikes a comment has. Users will only have access to the button itself to dislike and retract dislikes. Only TikTok itself can see the number of dislikes. The platform will then use the information to filer through potential hate speech and harassment that they might have missed the first go-around.

By hiding the number of dislikes, TikTok hopes that users will not be tempted to abuse the dislike button to brigade against just simply unpopular opinions.

While moderation will help the platform with a persistent problem in social media, the company does have other issues. One current problem — that has plagued the platform for years now — is the issue of China’s potential access to data from users in other countries.

SEE ALSO: TikTok is experimenting with a dislike button for comments

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Instagram can soon detect nude photos in your DMs

Currently testing

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One of the constant risks of online communication is the unexpected and unsolicited appearance of an unsightly growth emanating from a stranger’s pants. Unfortunately, not a lot of platforms offer anything preventative, outside of just blocking the offender. Testing a new tool, Instagram is finally implementing a way to automatically detect and block nudity from your DMs.

The upcoming feature was first spotted by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi on Twitter. According to early screenshots, Instagram will hide any suspected nude photos behind a prompt. Users can then choose to access the photo despite the warning. Notably, users can turn this feature off entirely.

Shortly after the leak, Meta confirmed the feature’s development through a statement issued to The Verge. While the feature is still in development, Instagram is still working on ways to protect both the sender’s identity and the recipient’s privacy.

Though the screenshots look conclusive, the feature has yet to reveal how the app can detect genitalia. A portion of the warning says that “technology on your device” is responsible. If the feature is indeed using native technology, Instagram has some work to do to assure users that it can’t store or see anyone’s nude photos.

SEE ALSO: Instagram bans Pornhub

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Spotify adds over 300,000 audiobooks to library

Available for purchase and offline listening

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After a massive push into the world of podcasts, it’s only natural that Spotify would soon look at audiobooks with a hungry eye. In the United States, the streaming platform has added a huge helping of audiobooks available for purchase.

It’s been a long time coming, too. Last year, the platform added a variety of books from the public domain for free. Narrated by famous actors like Forest Whitaker and Hilary Swank, the content came to every user, free or paying.

Now, Spotify is adding over 300,000 titles to its library. Starting today, users in the United States will have access to a dedicated section for the format. Interested users will then be led to an external link where they can purchase the book for themselves.

For consumption, Spotify will enable users to save their audiobook for offline listening. It will also allow users to control the speed of the book’s playback.

Prior to the addition, Spotify already had a niche community for audiobook lovers. If you dig deep enough, you’ll find readings of popular titles outside of the platform’s public domain offerings. You might find them lurking as albums or as podcasts. Now, however, it’s official. If you want an actual audiobook to listen to, you can choose to skip over a subscription to other audiobook platforms like Audible.

Besides audiobooks, the platform has also expanded into other services related to audio entertainment. One recent example sees Spotify selling tickets to live events directly from the service.

SEE ALSO: Spotify is now adding free audiobooks

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