mobile messaging

Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch

Google’s consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking advanta

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.

Kik adds group video chat to its messaging app

Kik, the chat app that's hugely popular with teens and young people in North America, is finally adding video chat to its service. Video with a twist, that is.

Facebook launches pared back Android chat app to keep growing its messaging empire

Facebook is seeking to fill in some of the gaps in the reach of its messaging app empire, announcing today a new standalone version of its Messenger app, Messenger Lite, specifically designed for olde

Messaging platform Line ups its chatbot game

Line is ramping up incentives for third party developers to make chatbots, and thereby expand the utility of its platform, as the great scramble of messaging giants applying AI to keep users engaged c

Understanding Line, the chat app behind 2016’s largest tech IPO

Line, the mobile messaging app from Japan, is going public today in a dual Japan-U.S. IPO that is set to be the largest of a tech company this year to date. Yet, despite that, precious little is known

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

Chat app Line makes over $270 million a year from selling stickers

Japanese mobile messaging app Line is banking more than $20 million per month selling sticker packs, which typically trade for $1-2 for sets of 6-12, according to data from the company.

Kik CEO Ted Livingston to discuss the future of mobile messaging at Disrupt NY 2016

Messaging is the hot topic of 2016, which is why we're tremendously excited to announce that Ted Livingston, the founder and CEO of popular chat app Kik, is confirmed as a speaker at our upcoming Tech

Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users

In case there was any doubt that messaging apps were the future of communication in the mobile-first era, a new study released this morning puts some solid numbers behind their traction – and th

Mobile Messaging For Marketers 101

If you’re a consumer-brand marketer, you’ve no doubt given thought to running a marketing campaign or having a presence on a mobile messaging app. After all, every consumer is increasingly using m

WhatsApp’s Web Client Adds iOS Support

WhatsApp has finally added iOS to the platforms supported by its web app. This means that iPhone users can now sync their accounts and chats to WhatsApp Web. iOS is already listed on WhatsApp Web’s

Microsoft Introduces Send, A Short-Form Email App That Works More Like Instant Messaging

Microsoft today is introducing a new application aimed at reducing the time it takes to check and respond to email while on your smartphone. With Send, as the app is called, the idea is to make email

Mustbin’s New App Blends Secure Private Messaging With Cloud Storage

Mustbin, the mobile application that began as a secure organizer for personal documents and other information captured by your smartphone’s camera, is today making a larger move to compete in

Kik Introduces Promoted Chats To Let Brands On Its Messaging App And Finally Make Money

Advertising doesn't have to be the answer to making money. That's the ideology behind messaging app company Kik's latest feature -- Promoted Chats -- which allows its 150 million-plus registered to op

Secure Messaging App Telegram Adds Usernames And Snapchat-Like Hold-To-View For Media

Telegram, the privacy-focused messaging app, now lets you add friends without necessarily knowing their phone number. An update to the iOS and Android app today has introduced the option to register a

Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps

A new mobile application called Snowball, launching today, is going to give iPhone users Android envy. The app serves as a universal inbox for your many mobile messaging clients, including Facebook Me

With $6.3M In Funding, Former TIBCO Execs Launch Enterprise Mobile Messaging App Avaamo

With an increasingly mobile workforce, businesses need new tools to enable their employees to communicate with each other. Mobile messaging startup Avaamo, which was built by former TIBCO execs and ha

Dasher Takes Messaging Apps Up A Notch With Support For Rich Content, Location Sharing, GIFs And More

Do you need another messaging app? One that does GIFs? Sure, why not?! You have room on page 10 of your "chat apps" folder of your iPhone, right? Great! Introducing the latest contender vying for the

New Picture-Based Messaging App Hipe Gives Friends Just 99 Seconds To Respond After Reading Your Text

A new mobile messaging app called Hipe, which lets users share GIFs, videos, or image overlays and a short amount of text, has introduced a twist on ephemeral messaging which turns replying to conver
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