Telegram's desktop update adds design tweaks and custom themes (update)
Add some color to your encypted chat bubbles or go dark with night mode.
Telegram suspends channel for encouraging violent Iran protests
It underscores the balancing act social media services face.
Facebook Messenger adds Snapchat-style AR objects
It won't let its arch-nemesis have the augmented reality edge.
OKCupid unveils major overhaul to cull spam messages
That's one way to keep your inbox spam free.
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.