Twitter built and cancelled a messaging app
Intended for emerging markets, it died in September according to BuzzFeed News.
Facebook Messenger gets a new camera with special effects
You can also decorate your text.
Slack now has built-in video calling
In case you wanted to meet your colleagues face-to-face.
Imgur adds chat so you never have to leave the meme factory
Plus a few more user-friendly enhancements to its mobile apps.
Microsoft's second try at social chat bots arrives in Kik
It should be less racist this time around.
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.
You don't need to sign in to use Skype anymore
Microsoft's VOIP service can now be used without an account.
Chat bot helps immigrants complete their visas
A Facebook Messenger conversation could get you into the US.