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Facebook Messenger Will Now Give Context to That Random Person Messaging You

Facebook Messenger Will Now Give Context to That Random Person Messaging You

By Josh Wolford May 21, 2015

Facebook has long allowed people to message you even if you’re not friends with them. Oftentimes, those messages wind up in that “Other” inbox inside Messenger. You don’t know what I’m talking about? That’s ok, plenty of Facebook users probably …

Snapchat Wants You to Keep Your Clothes On Snapchat Wants You to Keep Your Clothes On

Snapchat has grown far beyond its initial designation as “that sexting app with the disappearing messages”, and the app is being used for things far beyond your basic boob shot and dick pic. Brands are getting in the mix and …

Pandora Is Now Letting Artists Message You Pandora Is Now Letting Artists Message You

Everyone’s getting in on the messaging craze, even Pandora internet radio. Have you ever wanted Lenny Kravitz to send you a message, just before you listen to one of his songs, explaining his thoughts behind said song? That’s now a …

You Can Now Share Tweets via Direct Message You Can Now Share Tweets via Direct Message

As we told you it would last week, Twitter has now rolled out a feature that lets you share tweets via direct message. “Twitter is already a great place for public conversation; now it’s also easier to privately discuss things …

You Had to Download a Standalone Facebook Messenger App Because Tapping One Tab Was Too Hard You Had to Download a Standalone Facebook Messenger App Because Tapping One Tab Was Too Hard

If you want to know exactly why you have to have two Facebook apps to do what one Facebook app could do before, well, Mark Zuckerberg is here to tell you. Kind of. Speaking on a live Facebook Q&A, Zuckerberg …

The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Woefully Insecure The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Woefully Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released …

Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation

Yahoo is one of the backers that’s ready to throw out a funding round that values Snapchat at $10 billion, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal quotes the all-knowing and omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”, who claim that …

Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat 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, …

Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat

Snapchat is so hot right now. The kids these days, well, they’re pretty obsessed with the ephemeral messaging app. Among Millennials, it’s currently the third most-popular social app, behind only Facebook and Instagram. The company is serving well over 700 …

Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature

Pinterest announced the addition of a new messaging feature, which allows users to reply to someone when they shoot them a pin. You can reply back with text or with another pin. Users can also now send pins and messages …

Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US

Despite the protests of an app with the same name, Instagram has officially launched Bolt – but not in the US. As of now, users can only download Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. This shouldn’t surprise you, …

Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon

It appears that Facebook hasn’t yet given up on its dream of having its own app for ephemeral messaging. According to a new report from Financial Times, the company is very close to launching yet another attempt at a Snapchat …

Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Little Anecdote Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Little Anecdote

What’s so terrifying that it’ll make high-school students panic like they’re seven and someone just took away their recess? Apparently, it’s not a giant zit on prom night or the revelation of a secret burn book. It appears that the …

WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, 700 Million Photos Shared Daily

Messaging app WhatsApp has just announced a huge milestone–they’ve topped half a billion “regular, active” users. And those users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every day. “Thanks to all of you, half a billion …

Vine Gets Private Messaging Vine Gets Private Messaging

Citing the fact that users have wanted this from the beginning, today Vine released an update on both iOS and Android that makes private messaging available. Starting today, you can now send your favorite 6-second clips to your friends on …

Messaging Revenue Down as Messaging Apps Take Off Messaging Revenue Down as Messaging Apps Take Off

As popular social networking sites such as Facebook become populated with, well, everyone, teens are now escaping to the relative privacy that messaging apps provide. WhatsApp and SnapChat are now two of the most popular mobile apps, and it seems …

Instagram Event Invite Hints at Printing Service. Possibly. Maybe. Instagram Event Invite Hints at Printing Service. Possibly. Maybe.

Instagram is about to announce something new, and the event invites point to something in the physical realm. Members of the tech press recently received a mysterious invite for a December 12th press event. It simply says “you are invited …