News tagged: Messaging

WhatsApp To Get Recall Feature

We all have sent a message and then wished to take it back, but that wasn't possible. While Viber, Skype and a few other messaging services have a recall feature, WhatsApp has yet to get something like that. According to a recent tweet by @WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been

WhatsApp To Get In-App YouTube Support

More companies are thinking about joining the messaging app market, including Amazon, but it will take some time if they want to challenge Viber and WhatsApp, two messaging apps that are definitely ahead of others and both are adding new features every month.

Amazon Could Be Coming Out With Messaging App

Amazon might be on the verge of entering the messaging app industry. AFTVnews reports the company is developing an app called Anytime that'll be available on Android, iOS, and desktop. It'll offer text message encryption along with video chat and voice chat.

Amazon, Others Interested In Buying Slack

Multiple companies, including Amazon, are interested in acquiring business-centric messaging app Slack. The platform has become the go-to for messaging within many businesses and other team environments, making it quite valuable. An acquisition could value Slack at over $9bn.

Snapchat Ads Limitless Snaps, Looping Videos

Your messages on Snapchat no longer have to be time-limited. The app has introduced two features: Limiteless Snaps and Looping Videos. With the former, you'll be able to send a picture without placing a time limit. That means the picture won't disappear automatically.

Calling, Messaging Arrive On Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo series, including the newly introduced Echo Show, now include calling and messaging features. You can use Alexa to place a message or call with commands in the format of, "Alexa, call X." The feature also works with Amazon's new Drop Ins feature.

Snapchat Will Soon Air A Reality Dating Show

Exclusive TV-style content is making its way to Snapchat, furthering the app's journey away from its original focus on ephemeral messaging. The platform is going to receive a reality dating show from Vice. It is called Hungry Hearts with Action Bronson.

YouTube Testing An In-App Messaging Feature

An in-app messaging feature is being trialed in YouTube. It's currently being tested on Android and iOS, and it lets users share clips, text content, and links without leaving the app. For now, the feature is only available in Canada. This may not turn into an official feature.

Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion User Mark

More than a billion people are now using Facebook Messenger each month, making it one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Since the service spun off from the main Facebook app two years ago, it has quickly become a top chat service on mobile devices.