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Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat

Does Twitter need a group chat feature? Would you use it? According to the company’s CFO, group chat is one of the functions high up on their future innovation list. Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, Twitter’s Anthony Noto hinted that the company is looking into direct messaging between multiple users – clearly Twitter’s foray into …

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Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed contacts are in order of most recent chats. The new version also includes recent conversation snippets and a new contact …

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Beast, Zuck’s Dog, Gets His Own Stickers in Facebook Chat

Mark Zuckerberg’s Puli (a type of Hungarian Sheepdog) has to be one of the most popular dogs in the world – at least one of the most “liked.” Back in 2011, Beast Zuckerberg got his own Facebook page (in clear violation of Facebook terms, hrmph). And since then, he’s racked up over 1.5 million likes. Every now and then Beast …

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Facebook Now Lets You Send Photos in Chat

Some users are seeing a new notification when they open up a chat window today – Facebook notifying them that they can now send photos in chat. “New! Send a Photo in Chat. Choose an image to send instantly,” reads the message. Clicking on the camera icon allows you to upload images from your computer. The photo recipient will be …

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Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator Directly In News Feed [UPDATED]

Facebook is testing a new way to let users know which of their friends are online and available for chat. We’ve seen some version of this indicator all over the place for years, but the newest home for Facebook’s green dot indicator seems to be directly in the news feed. Appearing right next to the users’ name inside a news …

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Snapchat Sees an Incredible 150 Million Photos Daily

Are you snapping ephemeral photos with the Snapchat app? If not, you may be quickly becoming the minority. Apparently, Snapchat is processing more photos daily than Instagram. And not just more – nearly four times as many. The figure was announced today by Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference put on by All Things D. …

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Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat Bubbles on Desktop

Facebook is currently testing a new look to chat on desktop – one that looks nearly identical to the way chat appears on the Facebook Messenger app. The new design has blue and white chat bubbles, instead of the simple text that users currently see. According to AllFacebook, Facebook looks to be testing the new desktop chat for a small …

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Facebook for iOS Gets Some Chat-Related Updates (Gifts, Photo Uploading As Well)

Facebook has just announced an update to their iOS app, the first major update since they launched version 5.0 back in August. Version 5.1 of Facebook for iOS brings multiple photo sharing and a bunch of chat-oriented updates. Now, users can access their chat list in two new ways. First, there’s now a button on the top right of the …

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Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View, Multiple Photo Functionality

With the old Facebook Messages layout, all of your messages were laid out in descending order (most recent at the top). When you clicked on a particular thread, you were taken to a different page where the message thread was displayed. Facebook has just announced that you’ll no longer have to navigate back and forth between your inbox and your …

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Facebook Embraces The Winky Face, Adds Emoticons To Chat

If you’ve logged onto Facebook this morning and initiated a chat with one of your buddies, you may have noticed that there’s a new little icon at the bottom right of you text box. And it’s smiling at you. Click on it and you’ll see that Facebook has officially added emoticons to its official messaging options. As of now, there …

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New Chrome Extension Helps the Blind Participate in Google+ Chat Hangouts

Software Engineer, Mohamed Mansour, developed a new Chrome extension called Accessible Hangouts for Google+ that makes chatting in hangouts more feasible for the blind. In the following video Mansour demonstrates his technology by holdong a chat in hangout with Ken Meadows, a veteran who lost his sight while stationed in Iraq. Every time someone talks in chat their name is …

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