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WhatsApp introduces text formatting

WhatsApp introduces text formatting

WhatsApp’s latest update is all about helping people express themselves better. The app now allows users to add text formatting to your messages, which includes bold, italics and strikethrough. The new update is bringing WhatApp even closer to a full word processing app, similar to Microsoft Office. Users won’t find a special button to click…

Tumblr replies feature is back

Tumblr replies feature is back

Some months ago, Tumblr removed the feature of reply to posts on users’ blogs from the app. Instead, the service introduced a new Instant Messaging feature – you could communicate directly with each other, but could no longer respond to posts publicly. Naturally, that novelty left many users upset, while the blogging service promised to…

Snapchat reports its users spend 25-30 minutes per day on the app

Snapchat reports its users spend 25-30 minutes per day on the app

In an attempt to lure big advertisers Snapchat has revealed how much time its users spend on the app on average. Snapchat is known for its snaps and videos that are automatically deleted after a few seconds. Yet, the company reported that on average its users spend 25-30 minutes on the app every day, which,…

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Hike launches a micro-app to help New Delhi drivers

On Monday, Hike launched Car Match, a micro-app within Hike to help users share rides with friends during the recently introduced odd-even scheme in New Delhi, the capital of India. Starting January 1, the Delhi government introduced certain restrictions on cars in an effort to cut back the harmful air pollution in the region. Private vehicles…

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Kik acquires a personal style startup

Throughout the year, a rather interesting phenomenon could be observed in China. Mobile services here continuously appeared without mobile apps or websites. Instead, such companies integrated straight to WeChat, China’s top messaging app, where they became available for millions of active users of Android and iOS devices. The tech development trends in China and North…

Facebook Messenger Becomes Second Most Popular App in the US

Facebook Messenger Becomes Second Most Popular App in the US

YouTube falls behind Facebook Messenger is rapidly gaining momentum: the app took second place among US’s most popular apps. This is a very good result, especially considering the fact that the software was imposed upon users last year. Facts provided by ComScore tell us that the messenger conceded first place to its parent company –…

SNAPCHAT PAYS $150 M FOR COOL PHOTO FILTERS

SNAPCHAT PAYS $150 M FOR COOL PHOTO FILTERS

As we all remember, three years ago Mark Zuckerberg offered to buy Snapchat for $3M. The developers of the photo-messaging app said no and time shows that this was the right decision. As it was reported, a few days ago, Snapchat itself became the owner of a young Ukrainian startup called Looksery. Unofficial sources claim…

Snapchat Resuscitates Deleted Messages for Money

Snapchat Resuscitates Deleted Messages for Money

Many Snapchat users have probably felt like rereading an important message that they received in the app. Fortunately, Android and iOS gadget owners can now make use of this opportunity: the latest app update allows users to look at deleted messages once again, but for a small fee. Restore three messages for $0,99, ten for…

Hike update allows group calls for to people

Hike update allows group calls for to people

Lots of us, most likely, are frustrated by the fact how difficult it is to find a messaging app for making group calls in a fast and simple way. First of all, this process can be quite tiring. The caller first has to put his recipient on hold, then call another contact and let him/her…

WeChat’s Chinese Twin Grants Loans Right and Left

WeChat’s Chinese Twin Grants Loans Right and Left

The Chinese version of mobile app WeChat has released a service that allows users to take out loans without any restrictions. The service got a very straightforward name – Weilidai, which means “small loan” in Chinese. It doesn’t matter how big or how small the loans are. The fact is that this service will give…