instant messaging

Microsoft rolls out Skype for Web, still in beta mode

Microsoft seems to be doing a Google by introducing Skype for Web. The program is still in beta mode but it looks promising. This Google-like move refers to the software giant bringing the instant messaging to the web. This means no need to install Skype as a native app on your desktop because you can now enjoy the program on any web browser, on any device, anytime. It’s like using Hangouts on your computer.

Have Messengers’ 500M users forgiven Facebook yet?

As Facebook announced that their "independent" Messenger app has already reached half a billion users, chances are some of those are still angry that they were "forced" to migrate to a separate app to keep using the service. But has Mark Zuckerberg admitted that they made a mistake with this move? Have people finally accepted that they shouldn't be surprised anymore by the social media giant's moves constant changes and moves that may alienate some but still keep the rest of us using it everyday?

MojiMe makes custom stickers for more memorable WeChat moments

Emoticons are more popularly known as stickers now. They will never go out of trend because people love sharing them whether online or mobile. They’re cute and add laughter to any conversation. If before we use emoticons on desktop messaging apps like Yahoo Messenger, Skype, and ICQ, they are widely used today in mobile messaging apps like WeChat, WhatsApp, and Viber. Even Facebook and BBM have these stickers for some cutesy talk.

Snowball lets you read messages from many apps in one place

If you've found yourself confused by all the various messaging apps that you are now being "forced" to use (why can't all your friends and colleagues just use one app?) to communicate with various people in your life, then what you need is just one app where you can read all your incoming messages. That's the thinking behind the new app, Snowball, which is still in its beta version but may save your sanity to some extent.

Evernote to add Work Chat feature for better collaboration

If you didn't love Evernote enough before, a new upcoming feature for the note-taking and productivity app might make you fall in love with it even more. That is, if you're the sort who likes to (needs to) collaborate with other people on work or school projects. The Work Chat feature lets you stay on Evernote even while discussing changes and tasks with other members of your team.

Ray Ozzie’s Talko gives back our voices, coming to Android soon

Although it has been a while since the Lotus Notes creator stepped away from his post in Microsoft, Ray Ozzie hasn't completely retired from software scene just yet. Co-founding a startup, Ozzie and company have now released their app Talko which isn't as much a revolution as it is a going back to the roots of communication.

Google’s Emu buy seen to bring some brains to Hangouts

Wouldn't it be swell if you could easily turn chat messages into calendar appointments or todo items right then and there, without having to leave the chat app or switch back and forth between chat, email, calendar, and whatnot? That bit of smartness might soon be a reality on Hangouts if Google's acquisition of startup and chat app Emu is what we think and hope it means.

WhatsApp beta update now has Android Wear support

As Android Wear continues to grow in popularity in the wearables market, more and more apps have been releasing updates to support this platform. WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, has released a beta update where you can do more than just view their notifications on your smartwatch, giving you the ability to read and even respond to messages.

Jink location sharing app is both helpful and private

Imagine you’re meeting with some of your friends but all of you are not familiar with the place you’re going to. You’re switching back and forth between your location app and your group chat just so you can keep track of where everyone is, and it’s all getting a bit confusing. What if you have just one app where you can do both and you keep your privacy as well? Jink is the newest location sharing app for Android that can let other people know where you are exactly but at the same time maintain your privacy.

Wiper really wipes away private messages, if you want it to

Private messaging apps are a dime a dozen now, with Viber, WhatsApp, Kakao Talk, WeChat, etc. But even though they are supposedly not for everyone’s eyes, hence the term “private messaging”, nothing really remains private within those digital walls, as they are still stored in their servers and your friends' apps as well. A new app called Wiper promises to be be the most secure of all these messaging apps, as it gives you utmost privacy and full control of your conversations.
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