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Did You Know That Google Has 7 Messaging Apps?

Google recently announced their latest music-streaming app making people think that the company was redundant since they already have Google Music. We can’t imagine their reaction if they realize that Google has seven messaging apps!

Google started off a search engine and e-mail. There is no doubt that the company would emphasize people’s ability to communicate. But, we never thought Google would emphasize ‘communication’ this much.

It was in 2004 when Google launched its first messaging app – Google Talk. Then followed by Gmail, hangouts, and so on. This can be quite confusing, but Google proves in history that they have the tendency to disable services, rebrand o…
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Google explains why typing the1975com in your Android phones Google app brought up your messaging history

A weird glitch was noticed on the Google app for Android last week, when a Redditor mistyped the name of a band and instead typed ‘the1975..com’ in the search field on the app. The search result displayed the user’s SMS history for some peculiar reason and it was later determined that the same was the case when someone searched for ‘izela viagens’, another case of a user mistyping the name of a Portuguese travel agency. We tried it too and weirdly enough, the Google app on Android gave us our SMS history in the search results and we, a…
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Google testing Reply app for adding smart replies to popular messaging apps

Google is reportedly testing a new app called Reply, which will add a smart reply option to some popular apps. As per a report by Android Police, an invite for testing the app was sent out by Area 120, a Google division that works on experimental products. The app leverages AI to generate a short reply, based on context of the received messages.  The app doesn’t add the replies into other apps per se but to their notifications. It is said to currently work with some popular apps like Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Hangouts, Allo, What…
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Apple to take on messaging rivals with launch of Business Chat

 Apple is preparing to roll out a new feature in iMessage …
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Behind the chart-topping anonymous messaging app Sarahah, which gives message recipients no way to respond (Tim Bradshaw/Financial Times)

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Behind the chart-topping anonymous messaging app Sarahah, which gives message recipients no way to respond  —  Text service tops iPhone download charts, but the real challenge is staying there  —  Read next … There are two unusual things about Sarahah, a mobile app topping iPhone App Store download charts around the world.


Amazon is Reportedly Readying a New Messaging Platform Called ‘Anytime’

Amazon is reportedly working on bringing a new mobile messaging platform to the table, according to customer survey details obtained by AFTVnews.

The chat service for iOS, Android, and desktop is said to be called “Anytime” and will include typical messaging features like encryption, video and voice calling, but with some novel touches added to the mix that suggest social network-style aspirations for the app.

For example, it looks as if Anytime users will only need to use a name…
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Android Auto v2.2 finally enables swiping away notifications from the feed, adjusts messaging notifications [APK Download]

Android Auto v2.2 finally enables swiping away notifications from the feed, adjusts messaging notifications [APK Download]

There’s a new version of Android Auto rolling out and this one is definitely worth the download. Version 2.2 brings one of the most requested features to the Auto interface since it was launched: Notifications can now be swiped away from the overview screen.
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Facebook wants people to use its app for messaging again with new Stories feature

Facebook is adding Stories to its core app, and over 1.6 billion people will now get to know Snapchat, whether they realize it or not.

For years, Facebook has been about sharing with everyone — and doing a million other things, from selling products to joining groups to marking yourself as safe during emergencies. All of these things, together, have led to the service being the most-used Android app in the world, and overall the most popular digital platform on earth, with over 1.6 billion people hitting some form of Facebook’…
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Security holes in Confide messaging app exposed user details

Confide, a messaging app reportedly used by U.S. White House staff, apparently had several security holes that made it easier to hack.

Security consultancy IOActive found the vulnerabilities in Confide, which promotes itself as an app that offers “military-grade” end-to-end encryption.

But despite its marketing, the app contained glaring problems with securing user account information, IOActive said in a Wednesday Computerworld Mobile & Wireless

Secure video calling is now available on encrypted messaging app Signal

In an effort to compete with other messaging services, Open Whisper System’s Signal — a secure chat service known for its commitment to privacy — now lets users make encrypted video calls.

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