TapTalk

  • Taptalk CEO Onno Faber Discusses What It’s Like To Be Cloned By Facebook

    Taptalk CEO Onno Faber Discusses What It’s Like To Be Cloned By Facebook

    What do you do when Facebook clones your app? That’s a situation that Onno Faber, the founder of buzzy messaging app Taptalk, ran into when Facebook released Slingshot, its second effort at an ephemeral messaging app which borrowed many cues from Taptalk. Read More

  • Instagram Launches One-Touch Photo And Video Messaging App Bolt Outside The US

    Instagram Launches One-Touch Photo And Video Messaging App Bolt Outside The US

    Instagram is taking on Snapchat by turning your best friends’ faces into the shutter button with today’s official release of its first standalone app Bolt, but only Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand will get this initial phase of the iOS and Android rollout. Designed for lightning-fast, ephemeral one-to-one video and photo messaging, Bolt was accidentally outed in promo… Read More

  • Taptalk Taps Phone Contacts To Add Friends, And A New Game Emerges

    Taptalk Taps Phone Contacts To Add Friends, And A New Game Emerges

    One of the issues I’ve been grappling with with the Taptalk social photos and location app, is that although it’s super simple and addictive — way more so that Snapchat I’d say — adding friends until now has been a chore. You had to literally type people’s handles in to the app. But, good news fellow Taptalkers! A new update to the Beta version of the app… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher Touts Taptalk To His 16M Twitter Followers

    Ashton Kutcher Touts Taptalk To His 16M Twitter Followers

    Actor and investor Ashton Kutcher has endorsed photo and video messaging app Taptalk to his 16 million-plus Twitter followers, telling them it “just secured homepage real estate on my phone.” It’s not clear whether he has become an investor in the Berlin-based startup, but Kutcher has been known to tweet about his investments in the past, and he’s taken a shine to… Read More

  • Investors Circle Taptalk After Facebook Clone Rumors

    Investors Circle Taptalk After Facebook Clone Rumors

    Facebook was recently reported to be working on a new “ephemeral messaging” app similar to Snapchat, allowing users to send short video messages very easily. Dubbed Slingshot, the app is understood to resemble Taptalk, the video-messaging app from Berlin-based Wit Dot Media. In Taptalk, users tap or hold a contact’s profile picture to instantly send a photo or short video. Read More