messaging

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.

Rounds Video Chat app offers fun, reliable group calls

There are hundreds of chat apps out there and ready for download from the Google Play Store but only a few are really fun and entertaining. Conversations must run smoothly and without any interruptions all the time. The Rounds Video Chat & Group Call app allows more than just video calls and sending of text messages. You can even take photos, share files, play games, and watch videos together with your family and friends. As with any other instant messaging apps, you can also create group chats and chatrooms so more people can communicate in one place.

Viber 5.3 update: group admin, support for Android Wear devices

With the amount of conversations we have going on with other people, mostly in a group context and on various platforms, having a handle on these can sometimes be a pain. If you rely on Viber for a lot of these group conversations, then the latest update to the free messaging app should help you out a little because you now have group admin features. It also brings support for Android Wear so you can now use the app on your smartwatches.

PushBullet now lets you reply to BBM and GroupMe as well

PushBullet is shaping up to be one very useful but also somewhat rather odd app. What once started as a simply way to "push" links and files is now slowly but surely becoming a courier as well. Just weeks after it opened the doors to WhatsApp, Hangouts, Facebook and other popular messaging services, now it is welcoming BBM and GroupMe into the family. And like those other apps, you not only get a notification about the message on your computer, you can actually reply to them as well right then and there.

Invite your loved ones to go out through Swarm’s private messaging

Have you ever wanted to send an invite to a group of friends to eat out in this new restaurant, but didn't want to broadcast it to your whole social network? Well, yes, there are a ton of group messaging services out there, but what if you didn't want to go out of the app you're currently on, and what if that app was called Swarm? Well, now you have a solution to that if your answer to both questions is yes.

Pressenger: send custom message before making the call

Have you ever not answered a call from a friend because you were busy or unable to (or just reasons) only to find out later that the "missed call" was actually something pretty important? Of course your friend could have sent a message (yawn) ahead of the call, but if you had a more fun way to do so, wouldn't you choose an app instead? That's what Pressenger: Pre-Call Message is all about, and the app has a new update to make your before call messages even more interesting (and multi-lingual).

Disa to unite your messaging, comm services in one place

There are numerous instant messaging and messenger apps available for mobile devices but I know are clamouring for a more all-in-one messenger. Looks like Disa will be that one app to unite all your communication and messaging services right on your mobile device. This app reduces the clutter on your phone as it brings all messages in just one location. Some of the apps you can access include Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube among others.

Ikea helps solve household problems with Emoticons app

If you live with other people in a house or apartment or room, whether it's family members, spouses and partners, or just college roommates, chances are you've had at least one misunderstanding because of misplaced items, chores that have been left undone, and other housekeeping related mishaps. Swedish furniture stalwarts Ikea believes that if you just had the right communication tool, those fights could be kept to a minimum. Their solution? There's always an app for that.

WhatsApp now available on desktop but only on Chrome (for now)

There are times that some intense conversations are better had with you typing away on your desktop keyboard rather than swiping away on your virtual one. Or there are also times when you can't use your mobile phone but need to keep a conversation going. If you have a WhatsApp account and Google Chrome on your desktop, that's now possible as the messaging service is now available on the Web.
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