messaging apps

Confide makes its iOS messaging app ‘screenshot proof’

Messaging app Confide, which was last year touted as a popular choice in Trump's White House for staff wanting to leak intel to the press, has added protection against screenshotting to its iOS app.

Line adds unsend for recalling missent messages

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

Messaging app Line adds livestreaming for group chats

In the latest update to its messaging app, Line has added a livestreaming feature, called Chat Live, which can be used in group or multi-person chats of up to 200 people.

More political headbanging on encryption threatens privacy

The UK's Home Secretary has yet again cranked up the pressure on messaging giants over use of end-to-end encryption to secure communications sent via popular services like WhatsApp -- implying she wou

Is Amazon working on a new messaging app called Anytime?

Messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. Now there are signs that we could see anoth

Symphony, a messaging app backed by Wall St, gets $63M at a $1B+ valuation

Symphony, a secure messaging app that counts 15 of the world's biggest banks among its investors and 200,000 paying customers, has raised a new tranche of funding to fuel its expansion into new market

Telegram introduces voice calls, touting end-to-end encryption

Telegram is the latest messaging app to get a major new feature, but unlike Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Hike and countless others, it isn't cribbing from Snapchat. That's because Telegram is

With $4M in funding, VentureApp wants to be WhatsApp for your professional network

Boston-based VentureApp wants to make business messaging easier, by becoming the online and mobile chat hub for its users' professional contacts and business needs. To do so, the company has raised $4

Viber is the latest messaging app to clone Snapchat with new ‘Secret Chat’ feature

Everyone is cloning Snapchat right now, but messaging app Viber has gone back to the old school by copying Snapchat's core ephemeral messaging feature.

Google Allo gets improved GIF and emoji support, easier access to Google Assistant

Allo, the messaging app Google launched into a crowded market last September, is getting an update today. The update focuses on improved support for emoji and GIFs (because that is, after all, what

Facebook on course to be the WeChat of the West, says Gartner

It's the beginning of the end for smartphone apps as we have known and tapped on them, reckons Gartner. The analyst is calling the start of a "post-apps" era, based on changes in consumer interactions

Messaging app Wire now has an external audit of its e2e crypto

Encrypted messaging app Wire has now published an external audit of its crypto protocol, Proteus, and the implementation of the protocol across its various apps.

Messaging app Viber names mobile ad vet Djamel Agaoua as new CEO

While messaging app watchers are waiting for Snap Inc. to announce its IPO, another app has appointed a new CEO. Viber — the messaging app that was acquired by Rakuten in 2014 — has anno

Security researchers call for Guardian to retract false WhatsApp “backdoor” story

A thirty-strong group of security researchers have co-signed an open letter calling for the Guardian to retract a story it published last week that had claimed mobile messaging app WhatsApp contains a

Tandem is a messaging app where language learners chat

Shortly after downloading the Tandem app I'm trying to explain the finer points of using the English auxiliary verb 'will' in a messaging chat with Juan, 35, from the Dominican Republic...

Telegram names first winners of its ‘fast and useful’ bot competition

Messaging app Telegram has named the first wave of bots to win prizes via a $1 million BotPrize competition it announced back in April.

Chat app Line targets $1.14B raise in what could be 2016’s largest tech IPO

Line, the messaging app from Asia famed for its cutesy yet expressive emoji-like stickers, is on track to hold 2016's largest tech public listing. The company today announced pricing for its dual Japa

Messaging app LINE sets price range for possible July IPO, poised to raise over $1 billion

LINE Corp., makers of a messaging app that’s gone mainstream in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan, has set a price range for an initial public offering on the Tokyo and New York Stock exchanges in

MAUs be damned: Kik proposes new user engagement metrics for chat apps

Gauging your app via the number of monthly active users is dubious at best. When it comes to daily use apps, such as messaging services or social networks, that data point is all the less illustrative

Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation

Snapchat may have first made its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with an ephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popular app are not disappearing anywhere soon. TechC
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