News

Google Allo gets split screen and more

By Scott Davis Ever since releasing its new messaging app Allo in September, Google has been working hard to make the app popular with a series of updates. Just days ago, Google released a substantial update Allo 2.0, adding such features as shortcuts, quick replies and split-screen. You can now create a shortcut to a chat…

Facebook has some Treats for Halloween

By John Thomas   The largest social network Facebook is introducing masks in Facebook Live and special reactions for the coming Halloween. “Over the years, we’ve seen that people come to Facebook to share fun moments, show off costumes, and connect with friends and family on Halloween. This year, we’re introducing some fun new ways…

Wire introduces Timed Messages

By Helen Walker   European messenger Wire, which offers end-to-end encryption to all its messages, calls and video, has introduced a new feature: Timed Messages. Much like in Allo or Snapchat, users can set a timer and after it runs out the messages will disappear automatically.  “Not everything we share is created equal. There are…

Line introduces self-destructing Timeline posts and fun video call effects

Japan’s largest messenger Line has released an update that features self-destructing Timeline posts, the ability to search posts using hashtags and add effects to video calls.   When you are making a Timeline post, you can now choose whether to keep it or make it disappear in 24 hours. In order to make a self-destructing…

Facebook rolls out Workplace

After nearly two years of beta testing Facebook has finally made its communication app for organizations Workplace available for all. “Today we’re announcing that Workplace will now be available to any company or organization that wants to use it,” the company wrote on its official blog. Workplace has combined the key features of Facebook and…

Telegram launches Gaming Platform

By Helen Walker Instant messaging app Telegram has launched a bot-powered Gaming Platform that will allow its users to play games. “You can now use bots to play games in your chats, complete with graphics and sound,” the company wrote on its blog. At the moment, about 30 games are already available on Telegram, with…

WhatsApp introduced new camera features

By John Thomas One of the world’s most popular messengers WhatsApp announced the release of new features to its camera. Among the new camera features are the ability to draw or write on photos and videos and add emoji. The editing tools menu will pop up automatically once you make a photo or shoot a…

Facebook introduces Messenger Lite

By Scott Davis Facebook has released Messenger Lite, a new standalone version of Messenger for Android, to be used on simpler devices and slow networks. “More than 1 billion people around the world use Messenger every month from a range of mobile devices on networks of various speeds and reliability. With Messenger Lite, more people can…

Snapchat changes its name to Snap Inc. and launches Spectacles

By John Thomas Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced several major news for the company. “Today we are changing the name of our company to Snap Inc. When we were just getting started it made sense to name our company Snapchat Inc., because Snapchat was our only product! Now that we are developing other products, like…

LinkedIn redesigns its desktop version

By Alex Wilson Professional social network LinkedIn announced new design to its desktop computer version at a press event in San Francisco. The long-awaited redesign follows a similar facelift of its mobile apps, which the company introduced about nine months ago. The updated design covers the main feed, new messaging options and a chat bot,…