messaging

  • Meetup Becomes A Messaging App

    Meetup Becomes A Messaging App

    On mobile, everything wants to be a messaging app – even Pinterest, it seems. But in Meetup’s case, the addition of a new Messages feature makes sense. Most people are familiar with Meetup as being the long-time online home for local community groups that organize outings and other activities like hikes or biking trips, cooking classes, playdates for the kids, and much more. But… Read More

  • Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence

    Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence

    Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated a virtual assistant not unlike Siri to automate tasks based on your conversations – meaning you could do things like schedule appointments to your calendar, set… Read More

  • Fling Pulls Early Eyeballs With A Random Message-Bombing Feature

    Fling Pulls Early Eyeballs With A Random Message-Bombing Feature

    Make way for (yet) another messaging app. Fling, for that is its name, has a twist — as all messaging apps must now have — in the form of a random message-flinging interface which sends your photo or text (or captioned photo) to up to 50 other users anywhere around the world. Read More

  • Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

    Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

    Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan to the everyone. Facebook tells… Read More

  • Imoji For iPhone Lets You Turn Any Image Into A Custom Emoji

    Imoji For iPhone Lets You Turn Any Image Into A Custom Emoji

    With the rise of smartphones and messaging apps, emoji and stickers have also grown in popularity, and are now a part of our everyday conversations. But the standard set of emoji that come pre-installed on the iPhone can be limiting. Today, a new application called imoji launches in hopes of changing that, by allowing you to turn any image into a custom sticker or emoji for use with… Read More

  • Knock Simulates An Incoming Call To Get Friends To Respond To Your Texts

    Knock Simulates An Incoming Call To Get Friends To Respond To Your Texts

    Knock, a recently launched Android application, offers a new twist on mobile messaging. When you send a message using this app, Knock simulates an incoming call to get your friend’s attention. But the call screen your friend sees looks slightly different than usual. Instead of the standard accept and reject buttons, they’ll see your text message written on the screen which… Read More

  • Wiper Launches Its Secure Messaging App With $2.5 Million In Seed Funding

    Wiper Launches Its Secure Messaging App With $2.5 Million In Seed Funding

    Privacy concerns over who’s listening, collating and collecting our phone calls, emails, and web history have reached levels that would make for a great Thomas Pynchon novel, if truth weren’t so much stranger than fiction. Today’s paranoid novelists (and the web surfing public) have to keep up with real-life concerns over the National Security Agency, Google’s… Read More

  • Ultratext Is A Simple GIF-Making App That Works With iMessage

    Ultratext Is A Simple GIF-Making App That Works With iMessage

    There’s nothing more obnoxious than texting someone who doesn’t respond (at least somewhat) promptly. And their excuse? “Sorry, I didn’t see your text!” Ha, no more, my so-called friends, no more! A new app called Ultratext will help get their attention by letting you easily create colorful, flashing GIF messages you can quickly send via iMessage. Read More

  • LokLok’s New Messaging App Lets You Draw On Your Friend’s Lock Screen

    LokLok’s New Messaging App Lets You Draw On Your Friend’s Lock Screen

    Another experimentation in mobile messaging arrives today, this time from a company innovating on the Android platform first. Yes, Android. LokLok, as this latest app is called, replaces the Android phone’s lock screen with a “synchronized whiteboard” that allows you to leave notes and drawings directly on your friends’ lock screens. That means, unlike traditional… Read More