WhatsApp status updates now look a lot like Snapchat
The feature tells friends what you're doing using Stories-like clips.
Google Assistant can share your personal info in Allo chats
You can let it exchange appointments, contacts and more.
Signal tries its hand at encrypted video and voice calling
The beta Android release lets you take encrypted conversations beyond text.
Gaming chat app Discord adds a paid tier with cosmetic upgrades
The Slack-like service will stay free, so its Nitro premium subscription is mostly thanking with your wallet.
Snapchat fights clickbait in Discover stories
It's also rolling out its promised redesign to everyone.
YouTube 'Super Chat' comments are a new way to support livestreams
Pin your comments to the top of a livestream chat, for a price.
Encrypted chat app Signal sidesteps censorship in Cuba and Oman
For Cuba, at least, the timing couldn't be better.
Facebook Messenger gets a new camera with special effects
You can also decorate your text.
Facebook Messenger test hints at a bigger role for AI
M suggestions can offer chat responses right when you need them.