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Viber updated with new 3D Touch shortcuts, iPad multitasking and more

Viber, the popular messaging and voice-calling app, has just received a major update on iOS, thereby gaining several notable improvements.

Skype for iPhone updated for Valentine's Day with Love Mojis from Paul McCartney

“Roses are red, violets are blue, we’ve got brand new Valentine’s hearts … just for you.”

No desktop required: WordPress for iOS now lets you create new sites

You can now create a new site and activate themes right within the app.

It's official: Instagram for iOS now supports multiple account switching

Instagram has officially announced that it has begun rolling out support for switching between multiple accounts in its iOS app.

You may already be able to switch between multiple accounts on Instagram

Instagram has begun rolling out support for switching between multiple accounts — without logging out — in its official iOS app.

Goodshows is like Goodreads but for movies and TV shows

Goodshows is built around the belief that, “Your friends are your true recommendation engine.”

Twitterrific updated with hearts and likes along with revamped Today screen

Twitterrific has just received an update that delivers noteworthy refinements to its existing features.

Tweetbot for iOS and Mac updated with Twitter's hearts and likes

Tweetbot by Tapbots has been updated with the expected icon and action modifications, along with a number of other changes.

Social drawing app Sketch Club now optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Sketch Club is keeping good on its New Year’s resolution, which is 2,732 x 2,048.

You can now send GIFs to score a date on Tinder

Tinder has just received an update that makes for more "animated" match conversations.

Go live: You can now broadcast on Periscope using your GoPro

Twitter and GoPro now let users of the former’s popular Periscope app to broadcast live video using the latter’s action cameras.

Riffsy's keyboard app now lets you add captions to GIFs

Riffsy has anticipated moments when you would find yourself in want of words to add to GIFs in order to better express yourself.

Facebook rolls out new 3D Touch features for its iPhone app

Facebook has begun rolling out additional features that integrate with 3D Touch for its official iOS app.

Facebook's Mentions app for famous people updated with new features

Facebook Mentions has just been updated to version 4.0 with improvements to its live broadcast, Mentions feed and messaging aspects.

Spotify acquires messaging app startups Soundwave and Cord Project

Spotify has just made a couple of startup acquisitions, both of which have to do with messaging.

Want to date that person you crossed paths with? Make it happen with Happn

Missed connections? With Happn, instances of those can be reduced and instead turned into promising relationships.

'Troll-free' polling app Straw now lets you create your own topics

Straw has just received an update that makes it even easier to customize polls created and shared with the app.

Skype set to roll out free group video calling on iOS and other mobile platforms

Skype group video calling is coming soon to mobile platforms, including Android, Windows 10 Mobile, and, of course, iOS.

Periscope is now live on Twitter for iOS

No need to open Periscope, you can now see those broadcasts in your Twitter feed.

Smule adds new messaging feature to its global karaoke party app, Sing!

Smule is now enabling you to forge deeper and longer-lasting connections with your fellow “Singers” with a new messaging feature.

Chatting with coworkers, clients, friends and others is easy as Pie

Pie is a private and secure messaging app that lets you message your colleagues and others quickly and easily.

Wink, wink: Viber takes on Snapchat with new ephemeral messaging app

Most notably, the latest update to Viber for iOS adds support for Viber Wink, Viber’s new answer to Snapchat.

Facebook works some Photo Magic into Messenger

Facebook wants to make photo sharing easier in its popular Messenger app, especially this holiday season.