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Messaging apps

Yahoo tries its hand at a messaging app with Livetext

After a recent soft rollout, the app will arrive in five more countries – including the United States – tomorrow.

Vero – True Social: Share what you love with who you love

A new social media app lets you control what you share with whom. Widen your circle or keep it small, it’s up to you.

Don’t be a cold ‘Popsicle,’ chat with your Twitter friends

If you have ever wanted to just chat with your Twitter contacts, this new app provides a simple way.

Take a private walk down Chat Alley

Meet that cute guy or gal at the next table by sending a fun, flirty message.

Check out what’s new in Google’s Hangouts 4.0

Google has just updated Hangouts to version 4.0 with a number of design tweaks.

Line now lets you use its emoji and stickers in other messaging apps

Line has just launched a new keyboard app that allows the use of Line emoji and stickers outside of Line itself.

Telegram with Aniways lets you have fast and reliable messaging across all platforms

Telegram with Aniways is a fantastic messaging alternative that is worth checking out.

BitTorrent launches 'serverless' peer-to-peer messaging app Bleep on iOS

BitTorrent has just launched a new iOS app that’s poised to compete with the likes of Snapchat and Confide.

Say hello to Skype for Apple Watch

Skype, the popular VoIP service owned by Microsoft, is now on the Apple Watch.

Stay up to date and message your contacts with Addappt for Apple Watch

Send emojis, kaomojis, and the Vulcan salute to your contacts with just a tap on your Apple Watch.

Yo! This popular quick messaging app has been updated for the Apple Watch

Yo has been updated to enable you to chat with yo friends and keep up with yo notifications right on yo wrist.

AOL's Yo-like Pip app goes 2.0 with international support, custom messages and more

AOL has just updated Pip with at least a couple of highly requested features.

You can now access Facebook Messenger for Web using this standalone Mac app

The unofficial Messenger for Mac app essentially presents the source webpage within a sandboxed browser.

Snapchat now lets you swipe to discover stories from popular brands

Snapchat has just introduced a new feature that presents content from a number of popular brands.

Twitter rolls out new group messaging and native video sharing features

Twitter has officially introduced another pair of functional additions to its popular social networking service.

Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger launches Web client, but not for iOS users

WhatsApp Messenger has finally arrived on desktop, albeit in limited availability.

Facebook unveils voice transcription feature in Messenger, acquires design firm

Facebook has just begun testing voice transcription in Messenger. In addition, it has just acquired a boutique design firm.

Skype updates iPhone app for quicker calling, starts prerelease program for iOS

The latest update to Skype for iPhone makes it quicker and easier to call people.

Tinder matches with Tappy as Kabam teams up with TapZen and Magic Pixel

Another pair of acquisition news in the mobile app industry have come our way.

Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger now has 700 million monthly active users

Facebook has achieved yet another user base milestone by way of WhatsApp.

Google updates Hangouts for iOS with one-tap location sharing and more features

Google has just released a significant update to its Hangouts messaging app for iOS.

Viber messaging app now optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Viber has finally been optimized for the latest generation of Apple’s smartphones.

Snapchat's settlement with FTC over deceitful privacy practices gains final approval

The FTC has announced that it has finalized a settlement with Snapchat.

Snapchat to showcase 'snaps' of New Year's Eve celebrations around the world

Snapchat is set to unveil its very own New Year’s Eve presentation.