Have you ever come across an app where you can pay your utility bills, recharge your phone, manage your various services, transfer money, make merchant payments, shop for various services at discounted price, apply for a loan, get a car insurance, read new stories, keep track of missed calls, and do so much more?! Well, if you don’t know already, it’s the Airtel Thanks app.
As the leading telecom operator in the country, Airtel has branched out into various sectors efficiently to cater to some of the most basic and essential needs of its users. The vast features of the Airtel Thanks app are a testimony to the same. The Thanks app is a super app which allows users to manage all their regular and daily affairs in one place, hassle-free.
Different sections of the Airtel Thanks app
The Airtel Thanks app can make your life easier by serving as a payment app, a recharge app, and a finance app. Currently, the app has five distinct sections that feature various services.
- Manage (To track & manage your Airtel services and shortcuts to other sections)
- Pay (Money transfer, self-transfer, add money to wallet, scan QR)
- Shop (Shop Airtel and non-Airtel services at discounted prices)
- Discover (discover page for trendy updates)
- Help (To raise complaints and chat with customer care)
In this article, we will particularly focus on the Discover tab of the app.
Why Discover tab is unique?
The Discover tab of the Airtel Thanks app was recently updated and has been given a new look. The Thanks app had all the essential sections in the app for a regular user. The new update in the discover section has definitely made the app more complete.
With the Discover page, you can now stay up-to-date with the most trending stories of the day and the week. Let’s look at different sections of the page in detail.
Daily Dose section
Remember the Instagram stories or WhatsApp status feature? The Daily Dose section uses a similar concept to present the top 5-6 trending stories of the day in story/status form. You can hold a story to read it in its entirety and use the left and right touch on the screen to navigate through other stories. The news story is accompanied by a relevant feature picture and a small write-up of 50-60 words.
The last story of the Daily Dose section prompts users to swipe up to discover more stories from the week.
Swipe Up stories
Once you swipe up, you will be able to see a new story with both video and description content. You can pause the video, rewind, and forward it. Moreover, you can even ‘heart’ or like the video by tapping on the heart icon next to the story. Volume on and off can also be managed here. To read the description, just click on the headline.
You can swipe up again to read more stories. The number of views is also mentioned with the story.
The trending stories on the discover page are picked up from different sectors like sports, politics, entertainment, travel, business, etc. You can manage these interests and see stories that you are interested in right on the discover page.
When you are on Swipe stories, click on the 3 dots on the right side of the story. Now click on ‘manage interests.’ You will be redirected to a new page called ‘What interests you?’
Here you can select on all the sections which you prefer and then click on ‘Done.’ Your interests will be managed, and your trending stories will cover everything from those selected sections.
Imagine getting your daily dose of news on your recharge and bill payment app! That’s how Airtel Thanks becomes the whole package. The above-mentioned features make the discover page unique for all users! Download the app to explore these features first-hand.