iPhone Users Can Now Use WhatsApp on the Web

WhatsApp Web, the web app that lets you chat via WhatsApp on your desktop, has just added support for the iPhone. Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and Nokia s40/s60 owners could already use WhatsApp Web, but this marks the first time…

Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Website

Google has finally given Hangouts its own dedicated site. Head on over to hangouts.google.com, and you’ll find a full-fledged web client for Google’s popular messaging service. “We are launching another way to use Hangouts today. From our new site you’ll…

Twitter DMs Can Now Be 10,000 Characters, So Ramble On

Twitter has officially dropped the 140-character limit … On Direct Messages. Now, you can ramble to your heart’s desire when sending private messages to another Twitter user. Twitter said it would be doing this a couple of months ago, and…

Microsoft Launches New Business Messaging App Send

Microsoft just launched a new iPhone app for people to send messages to their co-workers. It’s called send, and the company says it’s designed for “in-and-out email.” The app is for people with Office 365 business and school email accounts…

Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires A Facebook Account

Facebook is really getting into this standalone apps thing. Facebook Creative Labs currently has eight apps available, and then there’s those Facebook has acquired like WhatsApp and Instagram. Now, Facebook is unbundling Messenger. You might be thinking that they’ve already…

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

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…

Secret Shuts Down: App Doesn’t Represent Original Vision, Says CEO

Anonymous messaging app Secret is shutting down. In a post on Medium, CEO David Byttow said it was the “hardest decision” of his life. “This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply. Unfortunately,…

WhatsApp’s Free Voice Calling Hits iOS

A couple months after WhatsApp debuted its free voice calling feature on Android, the app is finally launching it on iOS. Don’t be surprised if you don’t yet have the option to make VoIP calls, however, as WhatsApp says it’s…

Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will…

WhatsApp on Pace to Hit 1 Billion Users by Year’s End

If WhatsApp keeps up its recent pace of user growth, the messaging app will have a billion monthly active users by the end of 2015. CEO Jan Koum recently announced the app has crossed the 800 million MAU mark. This…