Tag Archive: Messaging


The secret messaging app getting 1 million downloads a day

Harvard classmates Lei Guo and Oliver Hayen created what could have been just another messaging app. They knew they had something unique, as every app development team claims, so they put it in the hands of 2,000 people and hit launch. Within 30 days, their app SOMA Messenger had 10 million users and has been […]

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Popular messaging app blocked in Iran after creator refuses to turn spy

The maker of Telegram, a popular messaging app, has had his creation blocked in Iran on the grounds that he refused to help authorities to spy on their own citizens. Creator Pavel Durov said that Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology asked him to provide them with “spying and censorship tools” for the service. […]

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Meet the messaging app that will save your ass

reTXT is a radical new messaging app that wants to fix everything wrong with online communication as it exists now. It landed back in April and includes a number of unique features — like being able to edit a message you already sent — all of which are currently patent pending. The app just updated today for […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Instagram gets more social with direct messaging

Photo-sharing service Instagram takes another step closer to becoming its own self-contained social network today with features aimed at the 85 million folks using Instagram Direct, which lets you send direct messages to individual users or groups of up to 15 people. The new features include threaded messaging and a new way to share Instagram […]

Handy new app turns Notification Center into messaging machine

“I’m leaving” is a message I probably send way too often, but not as often as “I’m here.” It’s just become routine whenever I’m making plans or picking someone up. It’s not necessarily a burden, but it’d be a nice…

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Bindle takes the suck out of group messaging

Chris Toy was an Everquest geek in the early days, playing the addictive open-world video game somewhat obsessively. It wasn’t slaying the monsters or leveling up that really motivated Toy, but the social aspects of the game. “I was honestly…

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Microsoft jumps into video messaging with new Skype Qik app

Others have tried and failed to knock Snapchat off its perch, and now Microsoft is throwing its hat into the ring with a new service that uses Skype as its backbone. It’s called Skype Qik, and it allows users on…

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These are the best messaging apps on iOS

I recently watched The Lady try to convince a friend of ours to download WhatsApp. The friend is moving to the United Kingdom, and we want to stay in touch. Our friend tried to say that email would do the…

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A tour of Bolt, Instagram’s new one-tap messaging app

Instagram soft-launched Bolt this week, its new app to take on Snapchat. The app is only available in Singapore, New Zealand, and South Africa right now while Instagram squashes bugs and gets it ready for everyone else in the world.…

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