Instantmessaging

11.03.14
BBM now lets you set a Snapchat-style time limit for messages
11.03.14

BBM now lets you set a Snapchat-style time limit for messages

BlackBerry isn't shy about borrowing features to keep BBM relevant in the messaging world; it adde...

By J. Fingas,   11.03.14
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10.05.14
Code hints that Facebook Messenger will let you pay your friends
10.05.14

Code hints that Facebook Messenger will let you pay your friends

If you've ever had a Facebook friend in need of some money, you may soon have a way to pay them wi...

By J. Fingas,   10.05.14
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07.30.14
BitTorrent's Bleep messenger is a secure, decentralized chat platform
07.30.14

BitTorrent's Bleep messenger is a secure, decentralized chat platform

There's a distinctive sound your computer makes when an online friend is trying to get your attent...

By S. Buckley,   07.30.14
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06.13.14
Facebook Messenger now lets you instantly send video clips
06.13.14

Facebook Messenger now lets you instantly send video clips

Facebook Messenger used to lag behind other messaging apps like Line or Viber when it came to send...

By M. Moon,   06.13.14
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06.09.14
Skype's redesigned iPhone app is all about sharing things faster
06.09.14

Skype's redesigned iPhone app is all about sharing things faster

Skype has been lavishing attention on its Android and Windows Phone messaging apps as of late, but...

By J. Fingas,   06.09.14
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06.06.14
Hangouts' web chat now lets you sketch messages
06.06.14

Hangouts' web chat now lets you sketch messages

Ever threatened to draw someone a picture because they didn't understand you in an online chat? It...

By J. Fingas,   06.06.14
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04.21.14
Here's how Microsoft tried to win the early instant messaging wars
04.21.14

Here's how Microsoft tried to win the early instant messaging wars

The battle between modern chat services like LINE and WhatsApp is fierce, but it has nothing on th...

By J. Fingas,   04.21.14
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03.02.14
Imo drops support for third-party chat networks to focus on its own
03.02.14

Imo drops support for third-party chat networks to focus on its own

Imo has long served as a chat network aggregator, putting all your conversations in one place. How...

By J. Fingas,   03.02.14
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02.26.14
Google denies making a bid for WhatsApp
02.26.14

Google denies making a bid for WhatsApp

Rumors that Google engaged in a bidding war with Facebook over WhatsApp are false -- at least, if...

By J. Fingas,   02.26.14
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