Gaming chat app Discord starts shutting down racist accounts
It's cracking down on hate in the wake of Charlottesville.
Facebook's Messenger AI will sniff out Spotify tracks for you
You don't even need to be a Spotify member.
Russian censorship law bans proxies and VPNs
It's also requiring that you link your phone number to chat apps.
Your Telegram chats now include disappearing photos
Add a dash of Snapchat to your secure conversations.
Chat app Viber hopes you'll shop from its keyboard
It just bought a startup that bakes online stores into its keyboard app.
Amazon may unveil its own messaging app
Anytime would give Facebook, Hangouts and iMessage a run for their money.
Facebook will test Messenger ads worldwide
Get ready to see promos alongside your contacts.
Google officially kills Gchat in favor of Hangouts
Google Talk has been fully retired. Sorry, holdouts.
Facebook can keep your trash talk private during live events
It should come in handy whenever Facebook streams some sports.