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While Microsoft has removed the integrated Messaging + Skype experience from its latest Mobile build, its new Skype UWP app is coming "soon", and will also offer SMS and Skype messages in one place.
Microsoft will soon be updating Windows 10 via its Anniversary Update. The update will bring many new and improved features, including the Messaging Everywhere feature to send/receive messages via PC.
Microsoft seems to be backing away from its task-based Skype integration in Windows 10, as it says it will "streamline all Skype experiences" into a new Universal app, coming soon to Windows Insiders.
In an escalating battle with Brazilian authorities, a Facebook Latin American VP was arrested following WhatsApp's non-compliance with demands for user data as part of a criminal investigation.
The Tor Project has created a cross-platform messenger app, based on Instantbird, which allows people to chat securely over the Tor network on services like Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Yahoo! and IRC.
Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10558 has leaked onto the internet, towing new Messaging and Skype Video apps, enhancements in Microsoft Edge, updated icons and more.
Send is a Microsoft app that combines email and instant messaging, and following its launch on iOS in July, a preview is now available for Android - but Windows Phone owners must continue to wait.
Earlier today, we shared a video on how the upcoming Universal Skype beta would look and now we have received links to the unannounced beta, available to download from the Store.
The popular messaging application picks up a new set of features through its latest update, which include features that were formerly only available through the Android version.
Windows 10's first post-launch update, known as 'Service Release 1', is expected in early August, ahead of a larger update in October bringing Edge extensions and the new integrated Skype experience.
Microsoft quietly updated a blog post to say that their desktop messaging app would arrive sometime later this summer but an exact date was not given; Skype for desktop will not being going away.
In yesterday's video promoting the multitasking capabilities of Windows 10, Microsoft inadvertently gave us another look at the Windows 10 Messaging app shown earlier.
Skype Modern for Windows is being killed off, and Microsoft has now clarified how it will be replaced in Windows 10 with integration in three Universal apps, alongside the Skype desktop app.
Earlier this week, Microsoft held a press conference where they announced the Lumia 640 but they also showed a few new features for the messaging app too.
A Brazilian judge has ordered a nationwide temporary ban of WhatsApp following the company's refusal to help in an investigation related to child pornography. Despite the ban, it is working normally.
It's been a crazy week of Windows 10, holograms and exploding kittens. We got to travel to Mars, take part in Minecraft and see what Microsoft expects the future to be like. Join us for a recap.
With the launch of Windows 10 for phones Skype will be a native part of the OS while a new upgradeable Messaging app will offer Microsoft better flexibility in the way it adds new features.
A new app has been released to let office workers speak their mind while at work, without getting caught. Named Memo, it is an app that aims to make a company better by giving employees a voice.
A new app has been released that helps you control the messages you send to your friends. It's also supposed to reduce the instances of you accidentally sending improper messages.
Malware is currently making the rounds over Steam chat, disguised as an innocent message coming with a link that when clicked, infects the receiver's computer, and steals gaming credentials.
Whatsapp is partnering with a startup to bring end to end encryption to its messaging service in hopes of bolstering both the security and the privacy of its users regardless of what device they use.
In an effort to encourage companies to become more transparent and secure, the EFF has begun a "Secure Messaging Scoreboard" listing dozens of apps and their security features, or lack thereof.
Yahoo is reportedly closing a deal to invest in instant messaging service Snapchat, in a move that will net Snapchat millions of dollars and which values the company at $10 billion.
WhatsApp, the super popular messaging app, looks like it's expanding its feature list once again. There's very strong evidence that voice calling will soon be supported by the app.
Google has rolled out an update to GMail that adds a unsubscribe link at the top of the message next to the address if it exists anywhere in the email, meaning you can save time by not looking for it.
A version of Facebook's rumoured Snapchat-rivaling photo messaging app, Slingshot, appeared erroneously on the App Store for a few hours earlier today allowing some to download and try it.
The social network Facebook is rumoured to be building its own rival to the popular Snapchat photo and video-messaging service after an unsuccessful attempt to purchase the company last year.
The popular IM program WhatsApp has been removed from the Windows Phone Store without explanation - but the good news is that the app is still working for those with it already installed.
Snapchat has silently acquired a video streaming startup called AddLive which the company might be using to power the recently introduced video chat capability in its messaging application.
Texting is by far one of the most popular activities on smartphones, here's a feature-by-feature rundown of some of the top clients plus a look at the their data policies.
Facebook are to purchase WhatsApp, the globally popular messaging apps for $16 billion dollars, an SEC filing reveals. The impact Facebook will have on the cross platform service remains uncertain.
Viber, the very popular messaging platform has put out an updated version of their Windows Phone app which brings a ton of improvements including a completely revamped UI and better notifications.
The launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iPhone has been on the cards for months. Yesterday, the company erroneously announced the launch on its website - could its arrival be imminent?
Yammer is a messaging service aimed at businesses, It brings together employees, content, conversation, and business data in a single convenient location, keeping you connected in the office.
WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has finally received a long needed update on Windows Phone. The update brings a change of APIs, fixes notifications, and improves battery life.
The Pirate Bay co-founder, Peter Sunde, is launching a "secure and beautiful" messaging app, focusing on user privacy, knocking rivals like WhatsApp and MessageMe for maximising profit over privacy.
A new report claims that Microsoft will do away with the in-house Messaging app in Windows 8 for the Windows 8.1 upgrade in favor of adding Skype to all versions of Windows 8.1.
Popular image messaging app Snapchat, known for its infamous NSFW aspect, has been drastically updated with UI improvements and speech enhancements - but image quality hasn't been enhanced.
Facebook is expanding its trial to charge users to contact "non-friends", with messages to celebrities and public figures costing up to $16, as the company claims its plan is simply to reduce spam.
Fusion has been released on the Play Store for Android, after several months of design and code work. The app was designed by the community and built by one guy, making it quite a remarkable addition.
Talent agent Micah Johnson was able to screencap some very unusual activity from Facebook. The social network wanted to charge $100 to deliver a message as part of a new counter-spam initiative.
Microsoft has updated Windows Phone's integrated Facebook Chat feature to allow you to send messages to offline contacts, where previously it would force you to send a text message to them instead.
Thunderbird is a great email client from the same people who brought you the Firefox browser. Thunderbird gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, and more
Microsoft wastes no time including Skype, their latest acquisition directly into their catalog of products on Microsoft.com. Could this mean we'll see a native Windows & Windows Phone version soon?
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