A new feature called Facebook Avatars is currently in the works, aiming to enable users to better express themselves on the social network. It's still in the early stages, but it looks like a Facebook version of Snapchat's Bitmoji.
Internet May 8, 2018
YouTube has bid adieu to Fun Funding and welcomed Super Chat that will let the creators earn some revenue while connecting with millions. It comes with some modified features that have been implemented to make this initiative a success.
Internet January 13, 2017
Tumblr released an update to its iOS and Android app that includes a feature that suggests conversation starters to eliminate awkward chatting.
Apps/Software April 18, 2016
Encrypted messaging apps such as Wickr, Signal and Telegram are back in the spotlight after the possibility that the Islamic State used the technology to coordinate the attacks in Paris.
Apps/Software November 17, 2015
Secure cloud-based communications platform Symphony raised over $100 million from its second funding round. One of the company's backers was Google, joined by Merus Capital, Natixis, Lakestart and Societe Generale UBS.
Business October 13, 2015
Text messaging has always been vital to people's lives. Ironically, when it comes to development, the app has always been left out from the rest of the Android ecosystem.
Apps/Software October 2, 2015
LinkedIn inbox gets contemporary upgrade, creates user-friendly interface for messaging system.
Apps/Software September 2, 2015
Facebook Messenger will now let users sign up with only a phone number, not a Facebook account.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 24, 2015
The kids are all using emoji these days. These seven apps will take your messaging to the max by giving you even more ways to use emoji on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Feature February 24, 2015
The refresh of the Unseen app adds end-to-end encryption and ephemeral messaging so its users no longer have to share phone numbers and IDs to chat directly. Users need to trust their communications are safe, says company's CEO.
Apps/Software November 28, 2014
As it moves to put the Nokia smartphone brand to bed forever, Microsoft's rebranding campaign is also focusing on Lync. Come 2015, the enterprise communication tool will be renamed Skype for Business.
Apps/Software November 11, 2014
For many, emojis are just little smiley faces that people send in text messages. Unfortunately, for many others, emojis don't actually represent them - though, following an update in 2015, the Unicode Consortium will fix that.
Internet Culture November 4, 2014
Google, which lost out to Facebook in acquiring WhatsApp, is developing a mobile messaging app of its own that it is looking to first test in India.
Apps/Software October 5, 2014
BitTorrent's message app moves into its open alpha phase. Bleeps promises to keep text and voice transmission private by scrambling them across several peer hosts.
Internet September 18, 2014
Snapchat is looking to get into the revenue-generating business by adding ads to its messaging app. It will also add news articles, all of which will disappear like photos.
Apps/Software August 20, 2014
Messenger app Yo is expanding its features. User can now send hashtag messages and notify others when new videos are uploaded online, swipe right to see usernames and check a Yo-dex of services.
Apps/Software August 12, 2014
Starting this week, Facebook will stop mobile users from sending messages through its main app and will direct users to download its standalone Messenger app.
Internet Culture July 29, 2014
Line has updated its app to offer a hidden messaging service. Messages using the 'Hidden Chat' function will be erased after an allotted amount of time, much like the popular Snapchat app does currently.
Apps/Software July 23, 2014
Have you tried out Facebook's Snapchat competitor, Slingshot, yet? No matter where you live in the world, now you can.
Apps/Software June 25, 2014
The free, single-word communication app is taking the mobile world by storm. Here's a quick primer on why, and some security issues you should be aware of.
Apps/Software June 23, 2014
The instant messaging war has another player. Path has some nifty tricks in its toolbox, but is it enough?
Apps/Software June 20, 2014
Viber has launched a new iOS update for its app. The move should help it become more user-friendly and more accessible with a sleeker, crisper look.
Apps/Software April 24, 2014
Facebook has announced that it will require a new Messenger download for users and will roll out the new app over the next few weeks in Europe first.
Apps/Software April 11, 2014