Tag: messaging app

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer App Makes It Easier To Manage Messages On Android Devices

Microsoft's Project Garage Team called Team Golconda developed an SMS Organizer app, which makes it easy to organize messages on Android devices. However, the messaging app is only available in India.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shuts Down After More Than 20 Years

AIM has officially shut down after more than two decades, marking the end of an era. Users can no longer access or sign into AIM services on any platform, and AIM data and Buddy Lists are gone for good.

Internet December 16, 2017

Oops, Google Allo Could Reveal Your Search History

A glitch in Google’s messaging app Allo has been found to reveal the user’s search history. Google Assistant, a feature of Allo, revealed the search results, a glitch that can be a privacy issue.

Apps/Software March 15, 2017

WhatsApp Reportedly Testing A Version For Businesses To Bring In Some Money

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a version of its app for businesses as a way to monetize its platform.

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

Google Allo Smart Messaging App Coming To Desktops Soon

Google has teased that it will soon launch the desktop version of its smart messaging app Allo. However, the company has not given a time window for Allo for desktop's launch, merely stating that its development was in the early stages.

Apps/Software February 24, 2017

WhatsApp Tips And Tricks: How To Limit Data Use, Clear Memory, And More

Messaging app WhatsApp comes with loads of handy little features that most users are not aware of. Here are some nifty tips and tricks to enhance the user experience such as limiting data use, clearing space, and more.

Apps/Software January 30, 2017

Latest WhatsApp Android Beta Brings Full GIF Experience, Raises Media Sharing Limit

WhatsApp has rolled out a new beta update for Android, adding full GIF support complete with a dedicated keyboard button. Moreover, the latest beta also bumps the file sharing limit from 10 to 30.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Google Launches 'Stranger Things' Sticker Pack For Allo And Scavenger Hunt To Find Barb For New York Users

As part of a recent update to Google's messaging app Allo, the company teamed up with Netflix to include a sticker pack based on the original series 'Stranger Things.'

Apps/Software October 28, 2016

Move Over, Google Hangouts: 1-To-1 Video Calling App Duo Taking The Messaging And Video Platform's Place

Google boots Hangouts from the Google Mobile Services bundle, replacing it with the Duo app instead. The GMS apps are required to be preinstalled in Android devices.

Google October 8, 2016

Google Allo Now Available: Is The 'Smart' Messaging App A Facebook Or Snapchat Killer

Google pushed out Allo, its new mobile messaging app for Android and iOS. Allo integrates novel features such as incognito chats, which deploy end-to-end encryption.

Apps/Software September 21, 2016

WhatsApp Users Can Now Single Each Other Out With New Mentions Feature For Group Chat

WhatsApp began rolling out a new feature for iOS and Android that allows users to directly mention others in group chats.

Apps/Software September 20, 2016

Facebook Messenger Now Has 1 Billion Users: Here’s How It Forced Itself On Users' Phones

Facebook announced its standalone messaging app has 1 billion monthly users. Here’s how Messenger became so popular in the past five years.

Apps/Software July 20, 2016

Snapchat Launches Bitmojis Months After Bitstrip Acquisition: Here’s How To Set Up And Use The Personalized Emojis In Snaps And Chats

Snapchat finally added support for Bitmojis after it acquired the app’s company Bitstrip back in March. Here’s how to set up and use the personalized avatars in Snapchat.

Apps/Software July 19, 2016

Snapchat Is Rolling Out A New Feature That Makes It Easier To Add Celebrities

Snapchat has already started rolling out new feature that makes it even easier for users to add verified celebrity accounts to their friend list. The new feature is part of Official Live Stories and eliminates the need to search for usernames on Google.

Apps/Software July 13, 2016

Messaging App Line To Raise Up To $1.14B In What Could Be The Biggest Tech IPO This Year

Japanese messaging app Line is expected to raise as much as $1.14 billion in what could be the biggest IPO in the tech industry so far this year. The company is set for a dual listing in Tokyo and New York this week.

Business Tech July 12, 2016

Facebook Messenger Becomes More Secure With End-To-End Encryption And A Self-Destructing Timer

Facebook Messenger begins testing its new 'secret conversations' feature that includes end-to-end encryption and a time for self-destructing messages.

Apps/Software July 10, 2016

Snapchat Memories Has A Nifty Tool: Snaps In The Searchable Archive Have The 'My Eyes Only' Option

Snapchat Memories is an archive of past Snaps and Stories that users can continue to share with others. With the 'My Eyes Only' privacy option in place, account owners can also keep certain memories out of other people's sight.

Apps/Software July 6, 2016

Snapchat May 'Soon' Be Available For Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft may have hinted that Snapchat is coming 'soon' for Windows 10 Mobile, although no official announcements or release dates have yet been confirmed.

Apps/Software June 28, 2016

You’ll Never Guess How Many Calls Are Made On WhatsApp Each Day

The messaging app WhatsApp announced on Thursday that 100 million voice calls are made daily, or 1,100 calls per second on its platform.

Apps/Software June 24, 2016

Viber Users Can Now Back Up Messages And Send GIFs As Part Of New Update

The new update for Viber on iOS and Android includes the ability for users to back up their messages, send GIFs and transfer money via Western Union.

Apps/Software June 8, 2016

Snapchat’s Takeover Continues: The App Reportedly Has More Daily Users Than Twitter

According to Bloomberg, Snapchat now has more daily active users than Twitter, with 150 million people using the app every day.

Apps/Software June 2, 2016

Users Beware: WhatsApp Gold Upgrade Is Nothing But A Scam

Don't be fooled by an invitation to join the exclusive WhatsApp Gold, because this is a scam that will install malware on your device.

Apps/Software May 25, 2016

Tex May Be The Most Secure - And Annoying - Messaging App Ever: Here's Why

Tex is a secure messaging app that lets users create and change fake names so contacts never know their real identity.

Apps/Software May 20, 2016

Google's Messaging App Allo Uses AI To Compete Against Facebook Messenger

Google unveiled its smart messaging app called Allo at its I/O developers conference on Wednesday, which will compete against Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Apps/Software May 19, 2016

Telegram Now Lets You Edit Sent Messages: Your Move, WhatsApp

The messaging app Telegram has received an update that brings several new features. The killer feature, which will potentially give rival WhatsApp nightmares, is the ability to edit a message after it has been sent.

Apps/Software May 18, 2016

YouTube Native Messaging Feature Will Let You Browse Videos And Chat Within The App

Google-owned YouTube wants to stay ahead of its rivals, and it has deployed a new means to do so. A messaging app embedded into the mobile YouTube app will give users the ability to communicate with their friends while video-watching.

Apps/Software May 12, 2016

WhatsApp vs. WeChat vs. Line: The Best Messaging App To Download

We looked at the best features of three popular free group messaging apps to help users find which is the best option for them to download.

Life & Style April 29, 2016

Google Hangouts Update For iPhone, iPad Makes It Easier For You To Share Photos, Videos, URLs And More

Google updated Hangouts for iOS, which brings new features to the communication app. The update allows users to share videos, photos and URLs easily.

Apps/Software April 27, 2016

You Can Now Use Longer Captions On Snapchat

Snapchat wants its users to have a better chat experience, so it doubled the maximum number of caption characters. The update comes after the app recently received new features and capabilities.

Apps/Software April 2, 2016

Average Snapchat User Spends 25-30 Minutes Per Day, 60 Percent Create New Content

The average Snapchat user spends 25 minutes to 30 minutes daily on the service. The figure is a surprising one, considering that the app's core is as an ephemeral messaging service with snaps that last only a few seconds.

Apps/Software March 28, 2016

Cola Messaging App Wants To Eliminate The Chaos When Planning Meetings Through Text

Cola is a messaging app which uses 'interactive bubbles' to make it easier for its users to schedule meetings, share polls, assign tasks and more. Here is where you can download this nifty app.

Apps/Software March 11, 2016

Here's How To Share Files Directly In Chats In WhatsApp For iOS And Android

Both WhatsApp iOS and Android users can finally share files directly in chats. Here's how to work the new feature.

Apps/Software March 2, 2016

Telegram Mobile Messaging App Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users: 60 Percent Growth In 9 Months

Telegram recently unveiled its surging growth at the Mobile World Congress. The messaging app, which directly rivals the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, proudly announced that it has more than 100 million monthly active users.

Apps/Software February 24, 2016

Snapchat Now Lets You Use Your Custom-Made Geofilters… For A Price

Snapchat now lets users create custom Snapchat filters for their special events or businesses. The company announced its on-demand geofilters, the company's newest revenue stream.

Apps/Software February 23, 2016

Peach Launches For Android, Update Features Public Profiles, Discovery Tool And More

The messaging app Peach is now available to download for Android. The app also got a new update including the ability to make profiles public and find who to follow.

Apps/Software February 18, 2016

Telegram Update Adds Cool New Features For Secure Voice Messages, Secret Chats And More

Telegram is adding new features to its app via a recent update. Users can now multitask while listening to voice messages, see detailed previews of links and have a bunch more sharing options within the app along with many other new features.

Apps/Software February 13, 2016

Peach Launches New Gaming Feature In Latest App Update

Peach launched a new gaming feature in its app called Peachball, which has players tossing basketballs and other objects into a basket for points.

Apps/Software February 4, 2016

Snapchat Now Lets You Have Your Own Personalized URL To Add Friends More Easily

Snapchat just got an update, and thanks to that, you can now generate your own personalized URL to send to your friends so that they can add you up at a tap of a button.

Apps/Software January 29, 2016

Messaging App Peach Launches Desktop Version For Those Still Using The Platform

The creator of the messaging app Peach released an unofficial desktop version of the platform, with plans to continue to work on the project.

Apps/Software January 26, 2016

Snapchat Is Giving Its Chat Interface A Major Overhaul, Will Make It More Like Messenger And Hangouts

Snapchat's new chat interface has surfaced online, revealing what looks like other traditional messaging apps. Both new and improved features are also set to roll out, including a better way to send photos and the option to send stickers.

Apps/Software January 26, 2016

This Is Why Everyone Is In Love With Peach, The Hot New iOS Messaging App

Peach is a new social media messaging app from the co-founder of Vine that has been getting lots on buzz on Twitter. We sampled the app, finding we could go for seconds.

Apps/Software January 14, 2016

Google Reportedly Working On Artificially Intelligent Messaging App To Go After Facebook Messenger

Google could be working on an artificially intelligent messaging app to rival Facebook Messenger. This app could not only allow you to chat with your friends, but answer your queries as well.

Apps/Software December 24, 2015

Sony Outs PlayStation Messages For iOS And Android

Sony released the new PlayStation Messages app that will allow PlayStation users to send messages with other gamers who are also on the PlayStation Network. Messages can be sent either privately or to a group of up to 100 people.

Apps/Software December 8, 2015

Encrypted Messaging App Signal Set To Launch Desktop Beta For Chrome

The Edward Snowden-endorsed messaging app Signal is set to launch on desktops for Android users via a Chrome app.

Apps/Software December 3, 2015

Snapchat Closing The Gap With Facebook With Six Billion Video Views A Day

Popular messaging app Snapchat has just notched six billion video views every day. Not so long ago, Facebook touted that its over a billion users watch videos eight billion times per day.

Apps/Software November 10, 2015

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