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Google rolls out Messages on the web for Android users

Messages, Google’s more recent focus for its scattered messaging efforts following its decision to “pause” work on Allo, is now available for web users. The company announced that it

Apple adds camera effects like stickers, filters and Memoji to messages

Apple is invading Snapchat’s territory with new effects that let you embellish what you shoot through the Messages camera. Today at WWDC, Apple announced that iOS 12’s Messages camera will

Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

Apple this afternoon will officially release the latest version of its iOS software for your iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.4, which at last adds support for Messages in iCloud, along with other new features

MacOS finally gains external GPU support

The latest update to macOS provides support for external graphics card. Apple announced this would hit the OS last June at WWDC and now it’s finally here. The update allows Mac users to increase

Line adds unsend for recalling missent messages

Messaging platform Line has added the ability for users to retrieve messages they've sent in error.

Delta to offer free in-flight use of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage

Starting October 1, passengers on most Delta will have free access to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage. To access the feature, a passenger will have to log into Delta’s in-flight wifi p

Telegram now lets users buy things from chatbots in its messaging app

Messaging app Telegram has dropped a major update today that sees its service gain support for chatbot payments. It has also added short video messages and new design options for its Instant View read

WhatsApp quietly added encryption to iCloud backups

WhatsApp has quietly beefed up the security of an iCloud backup feature for users of its messaging service -- potentially closing a loophole that could enable otherwise end-to-end encrypted messages t

Tilt gesture keyboard could hold promise for typing in VR

A group of researchers are demonstrating a tilt-based typing technique they've designed that could be an alternative option for users of larger smartphones or for inputting text when in VR.

Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp denies “backdoor” claim

A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read.

Crunch Report | Oracle Acquires Dyn “Thanksgiving Special”

The Thanksgiving edition of Crunch Report: What I'm thankful for... disappearing live video and messages in Instagram, Nutonomy hits the streets in Boston, Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn and Ed Zitr

Five App lets you send messages in universal sign language

Mateusz Mach and Piotr Polański wanted to create an app to send jokey hand signs to each other. They created little animated figures that signed “I love you” or “I see you” an

Shine is rolling out on-demand life coaching via text message

A startup called Shine is rolling out a new service offering on-demand life coaching via text messages as a paid tier to its free, daily texting service. While a number of today’s chatbots and S

Now anyone can build features for Cola messenger

Cola, a messaging app that integrates apps into chats, is opening up its developer kit today to enable anyone to build new apps. The updated version available today comes with 12 “bubbles&#8221

Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos

At today's WWDC Keynote, Apple swung open the gates for developers. Not only has the company opened up Siri to third-party developers, but it's also letting third-party devs into sacred space: message

Twilio’s new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps

Twilio today announced the launch of a new API that allows developers to orchestrate the push notifications, text messages and chats they want to send to their users. While Twilio previously offered

Google’s Allo won’t include end-to-end encryption by default

Google announced its new messaging app Allo at its I/O developers conference today, and it looks pretty cool. It's a feature-rich interface with graphics and doodles, and it works with Google Assistan

Confide confidential messenger gets $1.6 million, launches premium message retraction

Confide, the messaging platform that keeps everything confidential, has today announced the close of a $1.6 million extension to their seed round, bringing total funding to $3.6 million. Investors inc

Spark, The Mailbox Alternative, Lands On The iPad

Spark, the email program that is set to replace the ever-popular but defunct Mailbox, has landed on the iPad and iPad Pro, a move that should please email power users. The app sports a number of popul

Apple Posts A Workaround For The iOS Messages Bug, Promises A Fix Is Coming

Apple has published a support document detailing a workaround to temporarily resolve the situation with the nasty Messages bug that was capable of crashing iPhones. The document offers a simple serie
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