There is no love lost in the messaging app world when it comes to taking ‘inspiration’ from a competitor’s app, and with Facebook owning a few of the most popular options, it tends to bring its new features to a bunch at a time. Take Messenger and Instagram, for example, which now share the same […]
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If you’re one of the many people seeing some weirdness with Twitter.com, the apps or Tweetdeck right now, it’s not just you. We’ve seen those “rate limit exceeded” messages too, and contacted Twitter to find out what’s going on. A spokesperson tells…
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When it comes to messaging apps, privacy is something that many of us are getting increasingly concerned about, especially in the age of Zoom. With that in mind, Viber will soon allow its 1 billion users to control their own data in the form of disappearing messages in regular chats. Previously only available in secret […]
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We’re all familiar with the floating conversation heads in Facebook Messenger, but now it seems that Google’s Messages app is testing something similar for its own texting conversations. It’s being developed in the back-end as the Bubbles API. It hasn’t made it into a stable release of Android 10 yet, but it is expected to […]
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Keeping your WhatsApp messages safe from prying eyes has meant that you needed to lock down your whole phone with access provided via the lock screen’s security, but not anymore. WhatsApp has just announced that you can now keep your messages hidden away while keeping the rest of the phone easily accessible, thanks to the […]
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“Those dreaded MMS messages are so frustrating! I can’t them to automatically download, and even when I manually try to download it, sometimes it still doesn’t even work!” This is the problem that many smartphone users go through. MMS messages not automatically downloading is widespread and extremely frustrating. There’s no telling as to why MMS […]
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Google has been rumored to deploy spam protection in Android’s default Messages app for some time now, and it looks like that feature is finally going live, at least for some users. Not everyone has it yet, but with so many people starting to see it pop up it shouldn’t take too long before it’s […]
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Amazon has apparently made a pretty big mistake with their Echo devices by giving a user in Germany access to someone else’s recorded messages. The error wasn’t the Echo or Alexa’s fault in any way, so don’t freak out about your Echo Dot in the corner, but it’s still a fairly big mess up on […]
Come comment on this article: Amazon goofed, accidentally allowed one Echo user to listen to someone else’s recorded messages
Google has updated the Android Messages platform, making search an all-around better experience. Since Google is a search company you probably would’ve expected this to have been one of the first features of Android Messages, but hey, what can you do. Now you’ll be able to tap the search icon at the top of your […]
Come comment on this article: Android Messages picks up some improved search functionality
After running a beta program for a few months, Google finally announced that Android P stood for Android Pie on August 6th with final builds rolling out to Pixels everywhere via OTA. One of the boons of Android Pie is the Material Design refresh that appears to add a whole lot more white to whichever […]
Come comment on this article: How to enable Dark Mode in the Android Messages app and on the web
Android Messages has been confirmed to pick up Allo’s desktop messaging feature, and Google has finally flipped the switch for everyone to jump in. That’s a pretty big nail in the coffin for Allo since that was one of the only cool defining features in Google’s suite of messaging apps, but great news for normal […]
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Google added Rich Communication Services (RCS) into its Android OS to help it compete with Apple's popular iMessage. Google has also been exploring texting from your web browser since at least February. Now the feature appears to be officially availa…
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Right now, there isn't much you can do to fight spam calls and text messages directly from your iPhone. You can report iMessages, but not much more. That's all set to change with iOS 12, however. Hidden amidst the many other feature updates is suppor…
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We’ve been waiting for Google to drop an iMessage killer for years now, and Android Messages is shaping up and potentially turning into that app. A new commit for in Chromium’s source code hints at Google integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS, which could mean tons of different things. Unfortunately, the commits don’t really clarify […]
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If you have a Gmail account (and it would be strange if you didn’t, honestly) you’re going to want to check your sent messages over the past few days. Apparently, there’s been some kind of breach or error that makes it look like regular accounts are sending spam emails to other accounts. These spam messages […]
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There’s no shortage of apps and services that want to be the iMessage of Android devices, but one of the more promising entries in the market is AirText. Instead of something like Facebook Messenger with a data-only messaging service and desktop equivalent, AirText mirrors your SMS and MMS messages to your desktop, laptop, or iPad. […]
Come comment on this article: [Review] AirText takes on iMessage to send text messages from a computer
Last month news surfaced that Google was working to expand the features available through their Android Messages app. The improvements appear to include things like support for a web interface on a computer that syncs with Android Messages, support for chat over data networks, less reliance on carriers, and more enhancements that come with RCS […]
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The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have had a relatively scandal-free life so far, and while that sounds like a dig at the Galaxy Note 7, most phones usually have some kind of issue, however small. And unfortunately for Samsung, the Galaxy S8’s tiny issue is here. Tons of users have been reporting missing text messages […]
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Samsung Netherlands has built a new app that could help keep the roads a little safer — by automatically detecting when you’re driving or cycling and replying to your calls and messages.
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Launched via Kickstarter, Joto is a connected display board that draws tweets, messages, and even art with a pen. The device combines digital connectivity with analog presentation.
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To enforce a seamless experience on RCS-supported networks like Sprint, Rogers, Orange, and Telenor, Google is rebranding Messenger, the default texting application on some Android devices, to Android Messages.
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Actor and humorist Nick Offerman chatted with Digital Trends’ Greg Nibler and Rick Stella about new technology he’s revealing at CES 2017. There are times when a text message just doesn’t convey the emotional impact of another technology, he said.
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Facebook has officially rolled out multiple-account support for its Android Messenger app. The feature, which was previously tested with beta users and some non-beta users, lets multiple people to log in and use Messenger from a single device.
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