Facebook's WhatsApp messenger hits 1 billion monthly users
Now the company has its eye on Earth's remaining six billion who aren't using its app.
Google Hangouts for Android update adds quick replies
But could SMS and MMS support be killed?
Facebook is reportedly making a Messenger app for Mac
Desktop instant messaging apps could be back in vogue.
Facebook Messenger might soon have an army of bots
And you'll be able to use them to buy goods and services in-app.
Facebook brings Uber rides to Messenger
You could hail a car in between chats with friends.
There's a PlayStation messaging app for your phone now
Because you needed another one.
Facebook at Work rolls out a dedicated chat app on Android
It's Facebook Messenger for you and your coworkers (if your company is in the beta).
Yahoo's Livetext is a messaging app for the Snapchat generation
Yahoo's Livetext app pairs video with one-on-one text conversations. There's no sound, though, so you'll have to rely on old-fashioned typing and facial expressions to get the point across.
Facebook testing its own virtual assistant, 'Moneypenny'
It sounds like Siri, Cortana and the entity known only as Google Now could get some competition. F...