Google Allo finally offers web chat, but it's only for Android users
Allo users on the iPhone will have to wait a bit.
YouTube hopes messaging will keep viewers glued to their screens
It's all about keeping users on YouTube's platform.
YouTube adds in-app direct messaging and sharing features
It's similar to Instagram's messaging feature, but for YouTube videos.
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.