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.
The Snapchat-tification of Facebook’s messaging apps continues with the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone getting the new My Status feature, which lets users post time-limited status update images, which can be drawn on, to their contact list. The app has been updated to version 2.16.316.0 and the feature is unfortunately hidden at present. If […]
Despite Microsoft now competing directly with Slack the corporate messaging service has continued to support their Windows Phone users. Slack beta app for Windows Phone devices was updated today in Windows Store to version 2016.1212.0.0 mainly with bug fixes. Find the full change log below. Attachments having dates sometimes led to the app crashing. We […]
The latest WhatsApp beta has added a video streaming feature that enables you to watch video messages immediately, before they have finished downloading.
Good news for WhatsApp users today: The Facebook-owned messaging app will finally allow its users to make video calls. Video calling has been widely expected on WhatsApp for some time, and some beta users on Android have reported seeing the option in the wild over the past month as the company tested and tweaked the […]
Whatsapp is one of the biggest messaging services out there, so it's a little surprising that it hasn't supported two-factor authentication. That is, until now -- as noted by Android Police, people using the beta version of Whatsapp are starting to see the option to turn on this extra security measure. Source: Android Police
The most recent beta of the WhatsApp messaging app for Android supports two-step verification now to improve security of the account. The introduction of two-step verification is usually a good thing, but WhatsApp implementation is quite different from what you may expect. Show More Summary
WhatsApp is one of the most popular private messaging apps out there, so it’s a little surprising it didn’t have support for two-step authentication. Now, the beta version of the app has added the feature so, like always, turn it on now. Read more...
The latest beta version of the WhatsApp messaging app has finally added two-step verification features for better security.
Facebook Messenger will begin to let bot creators buy News Feed ads to target specific groups of people, the company announced today. Beta versions of subscription messages and News Feed ads for Messenger have been available since August and September respectively. A public release and slow rollout of both features begins this week. The combination of sponsored […]
Message.io launched a private beta of its enterprise tool to convert Microsoft Teams, HipChat, Skype, and Slack bots today. Salesforce Chatter conversions will come next, CEO Tom Hadfield told VentureBeat in a phone interview. Ultimately the company plans to extend its reach to 25 different enterprise chat apps. Roughly 80 early partners are part of a […]
After being in private beta with 600 customers since January, Hive is launching its platform to the public today. Hive is what founder John Furneaux calls an “action and collaboration platform.” The app for teams combines messaging, team goals, personal to-do-lists, and file sharing into a single dashboard, and feels a bit like a combination of Trello, Slack, […]
After 20 months in a closed beta under the working title Facebook at Work, (as we predicted it would the other week) today Facebook is finally bringing its enterprise-focused messaging and social networking service to market under a new name, Workplace. Show More Summary
WhatsApp has continued to iterate rapidly on their massive messaging platform. The latest addition to the WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone is a feature which first became popular on twitter and is all the rage on productivity apps such as Slack WindowsBlogItalia reports that version 188.8.131.52 of the app adds @ mentions in group chats, meaning […]
The WhatsApp messaging app has updated its non-beta Windows Phone client, adding the ability to back up chats to a OneDrive account. This feature was added in the beta version of WhatsApp in September. ...