Tag: Chat

Computing, Software & Applications

Discord adds text chat directly inside your voice channels

June 1, 2022

Via: The Verge

Discord is enabling a new dedicated text chat feature for voice channels. Users of the platform can take advantage of the new feature, aptly named Text Chat in Voice Channels, by clicking on a new chat bubble icon for the […]

Apps & OS, Computing, Mobile, Software & Applications

Gmail is integrating Google Chat, Rooms, and Meet to take on Microsoft and Slack

July 15, 2020

Via: The Verge

True to Google’s penchant for just announcing things right after they’ve leaked, the company has unveiled a grand redesign of Gmail for G Suite business users ahead of next week’s Google Cloud conference. The app isn’t so much “Gmail” anymore […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

WhatsApp security flaw could let hackers alter your chats

August 8, 2019

Via: Techradar

Hackers could be able to doctor WhatsApp messages due to a flaw in the messaging app’s security protection, experts have warned. Researchers from Check Point have revealed that vulnerabilites in WhatsApp could allow hackers to gain access to a user’s […]

Computing, Software & Applications

Google’s Duo video chat app adds voice-only calls

March 23, 2017

Via: Techradar

Duo, Google’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime (and more recently, the mobile replacement for Google Hangouts) is getting a new, handy feature that takes the “video” out of “video calling.” Audio calls are coming to Duo, allowing users to stay in […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Viber adds self-destructing ‘secret chats’

March 13, 2017

Via: TechSpot

In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about potential mass surveillance, it’s become increasingly important for users to have better privacy and security features in their messaging apps. Viber, one of the world’s biggest messaging apps with more than 800 […]

Privacy, Security

Viber rolls out end-to-end encryption, adds PIN-protected hidden chat option

April 20, 2016

Via: TechSpot

Viber on Tuesday became the latest messaging app to bolster its privacy chops with the addition of several new security-minded features including end-to-end encryption, a feature the company has been working on for years. Viber COO Michael Shmilov said end-to-end […]

Privacy, Security

Are YOUR Skype chats being watched? T9000 malware steals files and records calls

February 8, 2016

Via: DailyMail

A malicious computer program is targeting Skype users and listening in to their conversations, security experts have warned. The Trojan, called T9000, was spotted by experts at Palo Alto Networks, who call it ‘backdoor malware’. The researchers also warned it […]

Apps & OS

Send is Microsoft’s new hybrid e-mail / chat app for quick, informal conversations

July 23, 2015

Via: Shawn Knight

Microsoft accidentally let slip back in May that it was developing a hybrid e-mail / chat app dubbed Flow. The Outlook team officially launched the app albeit under a different name. The Redmond-based company says Send was built specifically for […]


Facebook launches standalone Messenger app for the web

April 9, 2015

Via: Emil Protalinski

Facebook today launched Facebook Messenger on the web. If this sounds confusing, that’s because it is: While Messenger is already available on the company’s main website as Facebook Chat, the company is now offering a standalone app over at […]