Chat and messaging giant Viber has announced a new in-chat “Instant shopping” feature that lets users search for goods without leaving Viber. The new social commerce feature will arrive in the U.S. on March 6 in beta and will be rolled out globally throughout 2017. The launch will include Macy’s and, interestingly, Rakuten.com — the […]
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Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a few new features to users enrolled in the Skype Insider program on iOS and Android. In a blog post, Microsoft previewed new features including a built-in camera, in-call reactions, messaging reactions, and more. more… Filed under: Apple
With the wide variety messaging apps adding video calls, Microsoft has been steadily rolling out improvements to Skype to keep up with the competition. Starting today, Skype users can help test a few new beta features that should make video calling and messaging an even more enjoyable experience on mobile devices. Source: Skype
Edgar Arceneaux is tall, so he has to hunch down when he enters the asymmetrical A-frame log cabin that houses his installation Library of Black Lies, currently on view at Beta Main in downtown Los Angeles. Standing inside the wonky wooden structure, the artist explains how the library’s small entryway,...
Slack recently added support for Threaded Messages to its service and its Windows Phone app. The company has now released an update for the Windows Phone beta which brings fixes and improvements to the feature, making it more responsive. The full changelog reads: Release notes for Version 2017.209.0.0 (February 09, 2017) FIXED Small enhancements to […]
Two-step verification comes to 1.2 billion WhatsApp users. WhatsApp introduced two-step verification for beta users back in November, and the messaging platform is now rolling out the feature to all 1.2 billion users starting today.Show More Summary
The features arrived to the Snowden-approved app in its latest beta update.
A new message found in the latest iOS 10 beta update seems to indicate Apple will be killing off thousands of apps and games that haven't been updated to support 64-bit processors. Say hello to the world of vintage iPhone gaming. More »
A new message found in the latest iOS 10 beta update seems to indicate Apple will be killing off thousands of apps and games that haven’t been updated to support 64-bit processors. Say hello to the world of vintage iPhone gaming. Read more...
Facebook may be distancing itself from location-sharing between friends in its own app, but Facebook-owned WhatsApp appears to moving in this direction. A new feature spotted in the beta version of the popular mobile messaging software shows that WhatsApp has developed a real-time location-tracking option that could be used among the app’s friends. Show More Summary
We’ve all been there. You go to send a text message to your friend and you hit send before you’ve finished typing. Or there’s an embarrassing autocorrect error. Or worse, you’ve sent it to your boss instead of your co-worker. WhatsApp is testing a way to eliminate the stress over text messages. Show More Summary
WhatsApp is now testing a new feature in some beta builds of their app for iOS, introducing a new recall feature. The new message recall feature allows senders to recall messages which have already been sent and delete them remotely. This means that messages sent in error can be safely removed from the receiver’s phone to […]
Apple is preparing to end support for 32-bit iOS apps, according to an error message discovered in the new iOS 10.3 beta. The company warns that certain titles won’t work with future versions of its mobile operating system, and encourages developers to update them. Show More Summary
Bringing an era to a close, an upcoming version of iOS -- possibly iOS 11 -- will drop support for 32-bit apps entirely, according to an error message discovered in the first iOS 10.3 beta.
Last May, the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS) began testing a notification service, GOV.UK Notify, and API that allows the government to send text messages, emails and letters to citizens. As GDS prepares for a public beta of GOV.UK Notify, the API has been upgraded. Show More Summary
Spicing up your conversations with GIFs is easier than ever before. The latest update to WhatsApp beta introduces GIF search, allowing you to search for and add GIFs without leaving the messaging platform. WhatsApp added support for GIFs a few months ago, although it was limited to sharing locally-saved GIFs. Show More Summary
WhatsApp took its own sweet time adding support for GIFs to its messaging app on Android, and even with that, it required users to bring their own animations to the party. Thankfully, that’s about to change. A beta version – v2.17.6Show More Summary
Samsung concludes the Galaxy Beta Program, stable Nougat build coming next month. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is ending today. In a message sent to those enrolled in the program, Samsung said that the program is concluding on December 30, and that no further beta updates will be issued. Show More Summary
A look at a recent WhatsApp beta build suggests that users may soon be able to amend and delete messages – whether they have been read or not.