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Zoosk relaunches dating app Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games

Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of trivia applications like HQ Trivia, dating app maker Zoosk has just released an experimental app that combines trivia with the potential for meeting someone n

Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games

Last November, Facebook launched Instant Games, a new platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat app. Today, the company is announcing a couple of notable new features for this gaming

Facebook’s Workplace, now at 30,000 orgs, adds Chat desktop apps and group video chat

It’s been once year since Workplace, Facebook’s social network designed specifically for businesses and other organizations, came out of beta to take on the likes of Slack, Atlassian, Micr

Facebook tests Bonfire group video chat as app and in Messenger

Facebook has been quietly testing a new standalone group video chat app, called Bonfire, which allows up to eight friends to engage in conversation as well as use special effects, similar to those you

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.

Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat

Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against c

Tumblr launches Cabana, a new app for watching videos with friends

Tumblr today is launching a new app, called Cabana, which allows a group of friends to video chat and watch videos together, in real time. The app is being introduced under the Tumblr brand, and will

Fam raises $1.8 million for its iMessage-based group video chat app

The iMessage App Store may have its struggles, but one app aimed at bringing group video chat into the iMessage experience is reportedly taking off. Smack, the company behind the video chat app called drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched a video messaging app called Ping Pong on the App Store, in wha

Google Hangouts API gets hung out to dry

Draw with your face? Conference call ping pong? Not any more. Google today quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing apps

Fam lets you do group videochats directly within iMessage

In my opinion, one of FaceTime’s major flaws is the lack of group video chat. Sure, apps like Skype, ooVoo and now Messenger let you do group video chats, but it’s just not as seamless as

Facebook Messenger launches 6-screen group video chat with selfie masks

Teen app sensation Houseparty will get some competition as Facebook Messenger is launching its own split-screen group video chat feature. Six users can appear in split-screen at the time and don Sna

Tribe augments video chat with speech recognition subtitles and suggested links

Tribe’s voice recognition video chat technology could make Snapchat and Facebook Messenger look outdated. That tech also attracted a $3 million seed round led by prestigious VC Sequoia, its firs

Atlassian’s HipChat gets group video chats

In Atlassian‘s view, video is the next battlefield in the enterprise chat wars (a war it is mostly fighting with Slack, it seems). Its HipChat group messaging app launched one-on-one video chat

Sean Parker’s Airtime acquires WebRTC video chat wizards vLine

It takes some serious engineering magic to build low-latency group mobile video chat and simultaneous content viewing. That’s why Sean Parker’s recently relaunched video chat room app Airt

Sean Parker relaunches Airtime, a video chat room for watching – together

Social networks make us lonely, and messaging feels transactional. There’s still no vibrant, real-time place to hang out with friends online. That’s why four years after Sean Parker’

Snapchat seamlessly combines video, audio, GIFs, stickers in “Chat 2.0”

Say what you want, how you want. That’s how Snapchat’s reps say CEO Evan Spiegel describes Chat 2.0, a massive set of new features launching today. It lets private conversations morph betw

Online Meeting Service Expands To Video, Still No Download Required

As anyone who has attended online meetings knows, traditional software with its clunky user interfaces and required software installations was in need of a change. That's why LogMeIn's online meeting

Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simp

Video Chat App Rounds Raises $12M In New Funding Led By Sequoia

<a target="_blank" href="">Rounds</a>, a video chat company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The company was founded
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