Skype is rolling out live captions and subtitling during video calls to help users who are deaf or hard of hearing. Translation support is coming soon as well.
Apps/Software December 4, 2018
Snapchat is getting new features, including support for video chats with up to 16 people. Users will also be able to tag others in Snapchat Stories, so here's what you need to know.
Apps/Software April 3, 2018
Google Duo has just been updated on both iOS and Android. It now lets users leave voice or video messages when the recipient isn’t available.
Apps/Software March 8, 2018
Google's video calling app Dupowill now allow people to make calls to phones that don't have the app. The catch is that this will only work with people who have Android phones.
Apps/Software January 18, 2018
In an unsurprising move, Google has made Duo a more significant part of Android by making it the default service for making video calls across several apps. However, this integration is only limited to a number of phones for now.
Apps/Software October 13, 2017
Open Whisper Systems just released a new update for secure messaging app Signal for both Android and iOS. Among the highlights, the update includes an open beta for encrypted video calls.
Apps/Software February 15, 2017
WhatsApp has announced the arrival of the much-awaited video calling feature for iOS, Android and Windows. The new feature will finally bring video calling to WhatsApp's 1 billion users in the coming days.
Apps/Software November 15, 2016
A new video call feature has started appearing on WhatsApp for some Android users, seemingly at random. The new feature, a longtime wish for WhatsApp users, will eventually bring video calling to WhatsApp's 1 billion users soon.
Apps/Software October 26, 2016
Facebook Messenger has grown tremendously since its launch, and it's going strong, hitting another important milestone. Out of its one billion users, 300 million are using voice and video calling each month.
Internet September 12, 2016
Offering more than traditional video calling, Facebook is rolling out Instant Video on Messenger, allowing users everywhere to share live streams during conversations in picture-in-picture style.
Apps/Software September 2, 2016
Google recently rolled out its video calling app, Duo, and the software skyrocketed in the Play Store. Google Duo managed to outrank established apps such as 'Pokémon GO' and Facebook Messenger in download numbers.
Google August 19, 2016
Google Duo officially launched for Android and iOS, promising to make video calling simple and reliable. The one-to-one video calling app leverages WebRTC, end-to-end encryption and other cool tricks, shaping up as a strong competitior to FaceTime and similar apps.
Apps/Software August 16, 2016
Skype for iPhone reached version 6.16 and the app finally comes with a much sought after feature. Microsoft finally packed video call recording capability in the iOS app, something that Android has for some time.
Apps/Software May 25, 2016
WhatsApp is edging closer to supporting video calls, as it's currently testing the feature. WhatsApp Video Calling rolled out with the latest version of the beta program for Android, albeit it's not yet active for all users.
Apps/Software May 17, 2016
Video calling, among other features, may be coming soon to Facebook's WhatsApp service. A report revealed that users who provide assistance in translations for WhatsApp have received strings pertaining to the feature.
Apps/Software May 10, 2016
Screenshots of the next WhatsApp update that hint at exciting new feature emerged. The popular messaging service might be exploring video chat capabilities, and it could arrive in the next app update.
Apps/Software May 5, 2016
BlackBerry updated its BlackBerry Messenger mobile apps to finally support video calling. The beta version is currently available on Android and iOS for North American users.
Apps/Software May 5, 2016
Facebook's Messenger app will now allow users to make video calls to their friends from within a text conversation by simply tapping on the video camera icon.
Apps/Software April 29, 2015
Technology truly has come a long way. Thanks to FaceTime, a woman in New Jersey was able to safely deliver her baby despite her doctor being miles away.
March 18, 2015
Snapchat is getting in on the vanishing act. A new feature will allow Snapchats to self-destruct once the conversation's over. Snapchat also added video calling to its mobile app. Watch out, WhatsApp!
Apps/Software May 2, 2014
In an effort to compete with Google Hangouts, Skype is making group calls free. This new change goes into place immediately.
Apps/Software April 29, 2014
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