Google's Allo messaging may link to your email account
It could open the chat app to many more people.
The first text message was sent 25 years ago
A lot has changed in a quarter century.
Chrome OS will let you reply to messages from notifications
You won't have to leave what you're doing to respond to a chat.
Facebook says messaging apps aren't turning people into hermits
More messaging apparently leads to more face-to-face interactions.
Skype adds Snapchat-like AI photo effects to its mobile app
Stickers and filters are table stakes for a modern social app, apparently.
Afghanistan won’t ban WhatsApp or Telegram after all
The government was accused of stifling freedom of expression with the ban.
Signal's secure messaging is now available in a desktop app
Talk to your friends in privacy without relying on a web browser.
Skype's chat-focused desktop redesign is available to everyone
A chat media gallery, reactions, mentions and add-ins are here.
Privacy-focused Telegram can share your location in real time
It's a bit contradictory, but it's still helpful.