Microsoft's second try at social chat bots arrives in Kik
It should be less racist this time around.
Telegram launches a blogging platform for the impatient
How quickly you can publish with Telegraph has a hidden price, though.
Signal makes it easier to verify the privacy of your chats
It's tweaking how its safety numbers work at a time when Trump's election is prompting a surge in use.
Facebook and Instagram are finally integrated, sort of
Companies now have a unified inbox for Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.
Chat bot helps immigrants complete their visas
A Facebook Messenger conversation could get you into the US.
Facebook Messenger public chats arrive in two countries
Just don't expect these Rooms in the US for a while.
Nintendo's big Miitomo update adds chat and room customization
You can create Mii sidekicks, as well.
Talkshow shuts down its chat-in-public app on December 1st
The service just isn't as popular as its creators hoped for.
Blizzard launches its own cross-game voice chat service
There's still no in-game voice chat, though.