messaging

Send hands-free messages to Viber, WeChat by OK Googling

Sometimes it’s due to laziness, but sometimes it’s also because of necessity. Sending messages to colleagues or loved ones without necessarily typing something out has become not just a luxury, but almost a requirement. With the power of two words, “Ok Google” we are now able to send messages, even without lifting a finger. You can use this messaging option on some of the most popular apps like Vibe, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.

LINE Lite: lightweight version of the app, released in 11 countries

When you’re enjoying an app but the network infrastructure where you are is not that advanced yet, it affects the app’s performance, no matter how great it is. Popular messaging app LINE understands this very well, with its rich user multi media experience but connectivity heavy app. So now they’re releasing a LINE Lite version, initially available in 11 countries where the Internet isn’t that great, and where lower-end devices are all the rage.

Truemessenger helps you weed out unwanted SMS on your smartphone

If you've come to the point where you receive more spam messages on your phone than actual messages from your friends, then it's either you need to get more friends or unsolicited SMS are really getting out of control. If it's the former, you might need to go out more to have a social life and we can't help you with that (there are apps that can though)If it's the latter, there is a new solution that's out there in the market and it's called Truemessenger.

Telegram 3.0 now offers Bot API, platform for developers

While the numbers game (meaning users and advertisers probably) is being fought among more popular messenger apps like Viber, WhatsApp, LINE, and Messenger among others, there is one app that may be smaller than them but has a more innovative and open approach for the market. Telegram recently allowed users to create their own stickers, and now developers can actually create their own bots using the API and platform that they're offering for third-party creators.

LINE introduces new group calling app Popcorn Buzz

Have you ever wished you could have a free group call with around 200 people invited to that call? Okay, maybe not 200 exactly, but definitely more than just two people talking and it has to be free. LINE is adding another product to its app portfolio by releasing Popcorn Buzz which lets you do all these things, including the aforementioned 200 people in the call, if for some reason you'd want to do that.

Send messages through voice with Touchless Chat Android app

While digital voice assistants can do a lot of things already, sometimes, you'd want them to just do a basic function, like messaging. Fortunately, you have apps that can do that for you now. One of the "smartest" in the market is called Touchless Chat, and based on its name, you already know what it's all about. Using the power of voice commands, you'll be able to initiate sending messages from Google Now or through a widget, all without touching your device.

Create your own stickers with new Telegram update

When you're using emojis and stickers when sending messages to your loved ones, haven't you had that moment when you thought to yourself, "Hey, we need more stickers about _______!" or "Hey, I can come up with better stickers than this!" Well, a new update to messaging app Telegram will actually give you the chance to do just that. You can now submit your own sticker set to them and even get a permalink for it once it has been uploaded and approved.

Bleep leaves alpha phase, now available across all platforms

A few months after their alpha release, this messaging service from BitTorrent is now ready to take on the world. Bleep is now publicly available on the Google Play Store and in other platforms. The newest version of the app also brings new features and additional improvements, trying to convince you to switch from your current messaging service to the supposedly more secure newest kid on the market.

Android Auto messaging features helps you stay connected but focused

These car accessories and digital car modules have helped a lot of drivers stay connected, but it is still pretty much dangerous, as you can get easily distracted with other screens in front of you. But the recently-released Android Auto platform says that it can help users still stay focused while driving, while letting you still be connected to your messages, emails, and other important things you need to take care off while you're on your way somewhere.

You can now send photos through BitTorrent’s Bleep messaging app

A few months after BitTorrent launched the Alpha version of their messaging app Bleep, we're finally getting an update. If before you can only send messages and make voice calls to the app, now as promised, you can add exchanging pictures into the equation. There are also a few minor tweaks added, but the app is still in the Alpha mode, although they are already laying the groundwork for the beta version soon.
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