Remember back when Facebook Messenger was young and it offered an SMS feature? You could have Facebook messaging and texting in one app, floating above your screen using chat heads. Unfortunately, the SMS feature was removed from the app due to low adoption rates.
Thankfully, Facebook is reintroducing the feature, but it’s better this time ... Read More »
If you haven’t been following all the news from Google I/O from yesterday, Google announced an all new messaging app named Allo. Allo is the French word for hello and the app is going to be in addition to messaging apps already available from Google; Hangouts and Messenger. What’s different about Allo is that it’s ... Read More »
Google has announced yet another new messaging service today at Google I/O, called Allo, this time with a focus on machine learning and automation thanks to integration of Google Assistant.
As a messaging service, at first blush, you’d be hard pressed to see how Allo is different from other platforms. You sign ... Read More »
Google Hangouts has never been an extremely successful messaging service. Most people use apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, and many others. And with the rumors of Google removing SMS support from the Hangouts app, it seems that Hangouts isn’t getting much attention.
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It came as a surprise to us, but BBM for Android is still very much alive. The app has hit a new milestone of 100 million downloads on Google Play and it seems people are continuing to use it quite a bit. Now we can’t blame them, the app is ... Read More »
Snapchat has announced a new way to watch and contribute to the social storm happening all around you today in the form of Our Story. Snapchat has a new feature coming to its massively popular messaging app on the same day Facebook releases Slingshot, its long rumored competitor to Snapchat. What an interesting coincidence!
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Facebook has made another huge purchase that makes its purchase of Instagram look insignificant. Instagram was purchased for a hefty $1 billion, which many thought was a crazy amount for a photo-sharing app. It seems to have worked out well for Facebook, thought. This time around, Facebook has purchased WhatsApp Messenger for a massive $16 ... Read More »
There’s been a lot of noise made over Google’s transition from Talk to Hangouts. Hangouts was supposed to be Google’s all-in-one communication service, but has fallen flat. It greatly improves the Talk experience across the web and mobile platforms, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Today, Google has begun chipping away at ... Read More »
Back when Hangouts was still a rumor, we were under the distinct impression that it would unify off all of Google’s messaging services. The cold hard truth is, Hangouts is merely a replacement for Google Talk. It didn’t do much to alleviate the confusion of Google’s various messaging apps, and has even stripped some well ... Read More »
Looking for your this-day-is-really-dragging-on-and-I-need-something-to-entertain-me-for-five-minutes Friday reading material? Look no further. Word is, Google has programmed a bunch of Easter eggs in their new Hangouts app that feature everything from a, “shy dino,” to “My Little Pony.” I was skeptical, even after seeing posts about the Easter eggs on Google Plus, but as it turns out ... Read More »