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A small test run is going on right now, where a few lucky YouTube users get to experience the new YouTube messenger. The new features allows you to chat to friends directly in the YouTube app.
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.
Facebook is moving all chat features out of the main client and into the Messenger app. Many mobile users will now need to use this app for their IM needs, though some platforms won't change.
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.