Germany May Close Down Telegram, Minister Warns

Shutting down popular messaging service Telegram in Germany cannot be ruled out, Interior Minister warns, amid battle over pandemic restrictions

5 days ago

WhatsApp Tests Message Sending Without Smartphone

Look mum, no smartphone. For the first time WhatsApp to test a feature to allow users to send messages without…

6 months ago

WhatsApp Beta Tests Disappearing Video, Photo Messages

Self destruct feature. Disappearing photo and video message option is being deployed for iOS and Android WhatsApp beta apps

6 months ago

Signal Hacks Cellebrite Phone Hacking Kit

Sweet revenge? Signal said it has hacked the phone hacking kit from Cellebrite, used by law enforcement to access mobile…

9 months ago

Is Microsoft About To Buy Discord?

Reports surface that Microsoft is considering a possible $10 billion purchase of messaging and communication service Discord

10 months ago

WhatsApp Adds Voice And Video Calling To Desktop App

Bigger screen time. Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service has finally added voice and video calling capabilities to its desktop version

11 months ago

WhatsApp To Limit Messaging, Unless Users Agree New Terms

Users who don't agree to WhatsApp's updated terms will be blocked from messaging, and their account could be eventually deleted

11 months ago

India To Quiz Facebook Over WhatsApp Privacy Terms

Delayed mandatory privacy policy update by Facebook's WhatsApp, to reportedly trigger questions from Indian parliamentary panel

12 months ago

Signal Ramps Up Hiring After Surge – Report

Signal reportedly hiring more staff to cope with surge, as it and Telegram benefit from WhatsApp data policy update controversy

1 year ago

Signal Installations Surge Amid WhatsApp Data Concerns

Research shows installations of Signal messaging app approaching one million a day, amid concern over WhatsApp data policy update

1 year ago

Slack Starts 2021 With Outage

Rough start to the year for communication platform Slack, which is in the process of being acquired by CRM giant…

1 year ago

WhatsApp To Bring Voice, Video Calls To Web Version

Watch out Zoom! WhatsApp is reportedly deliver voice and video calling to WhatsApp Web, its desktop based offering

1 year ago

Google Chat Arrives For US Android Users

Android users in the United States can now access 'Chat', but a number of major US carriers have yet to…

2 years ago

WhatsApp Bug Can Wipe Out Group Chats, Warns Check Point

Devastating bug found by Check Point that can permanently destroy group chats within WhatsApp with just one text

2 years ago

Twitter Slowly Recovers After Global Outage

Global outage “just about fixed” but problems are still ongoing after significant disruption

2 years ago

Kik Messenger Developers To Close Popular Messaging App

Used by millions around the world, Kik Messenger is closing down as developers want to concentrate Kin cryptocurrency

2 years ago

AI Powered Mei Messaging App Arrives On iOS

Crush Analyser. Messaging app that includes an AI assistant to improve personal relationships, arrives on iOS

2 years ago

Bluetooth Messaging App Bridgefy Grows Amid Hong Kong Protests

Going offline. Protesters in Hong Kong are reportedly using a Bluetooth-based messaging app to communicate

2 years ago

Facebook Threads App To Take On Snapchat

Development of new Threats app to give social networking giant ability to ramp up pressure on Snapchat

2 years ago

Google Begins Rollout Of Chat – Android Rival To iMessage

Google bypasses carriers and will begin deploying iMessage rival for Android users in the UK and France

3 years ago

Slack Deepens Microsoft Office Integration

Users can now more easily access Outlook calendar events and emails and OneDrive files from within Slack

3 years ago

Encrypted Apps Used To Exchange Child Abuse Images – Report

Criminals increasingly utilising encrypted apps, rather than the dark web, to trade child abuse images

3 years ago

WhatsApp Restricts Message Forwarding, To Halt ‘Misinformation’

Facebook limits WhatsApp message forwarding to just five people, down from the previous 20

3 years ago

Facebook Simplifies Messenger App

Redesigned to make mobile app more streamlined with a simplified user interface

3 years ago

WhatsApp Fixes Video Call Flaw That Allowed Account Hijack

Facebook service fixes video call flaw that could allow hackers to hijack user accounts

3 years ago

Ofcom Study Reveals Extent Of Our Tech Addiction

Its good to talk? Not according to Ofcom study, as messaging apps overtake number of mobile calls

3 years ago

Google’s Android Messages Comes To The Desktop

A new web-based messaging system lets users keep up with SMS conversations through any browser

4 years ago

Verizon To Retire Yahoo Messenger

Out with the old...twenty years after it was first launched, Yahoo Messenger is to be retired in mid July

4 years ago

Russian Malware Compromises Telegram Chats

The TeleGrab malware steals chats from Telegram's desktop application, which doesn't support end-to-end encryption

4 years ago

Twitter Quietly Tests Encrypted Messaging

Hush hush at Twitter, as it secretly adds the ability to send encrypted direct messages on its Android app

4 years ago