Google says merged SMS was confusing and rarely used, so it got rid of it. But at least we go the video messages that have been on iOS for awhile.
You can now interact with your iPhone or iPad without even unlocking it.
Facebook Messenger now has an encrypted messaging tool, but it doesn't come close to covering all your conversations on the messaging platform.
Facebook still dominates the bot wars, with more than 11,000 bots Facebook Messenger bots ready to answer your questions. Soon they'll be able to send you GIFs, too. But Google and Apple are coming up fast.
In a new interview, Apple executives "revealed" their strategy of using software like iMessage to push hardware sales.
If you're a heavy user of Facebook's chat app, this might be the best way to keep all your conversations in one place.
Apple is letting third-party developers turn iMessage into a WeChat clone.
Iran has ordered messaging apps to transfer data and activity records of Iranian users to local servers within one year, a move that will give the country a greater ability to monitor and censor the online activity of its people.
Potential version of the FB Messenger iOS app has a time-limit for your messages to remain visible.
Now you and 49 of your closest friends can have a free, voice call on Facebook Messenger.
Not wanting to be left behind by WhatsApp, Viber just announced the addition of end-to-end encryption for messaging on its platform.
Twitter amps up its Direct Messaging appeal by making it easier to send a Tweet in a private convo.
Google's never-ending quest to organize all the world's information might include plans to run all your group conversations.
Facebook is pushing the concept of Messenger as a platform, with possible new features including retail in-store payments.
Cisco Systems is reinventing its collaboration tools from the bottom up, turning the lowly Spark text-messaging app into a cloud-based platform that includes videoconferencing and the core features of an enterprise phone system.
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Witness a 241% Australian price hike: Dell Latitude 7370 review
- 2 Is this the best value phone on the market? Moto G4 Plus review
- 3 Sony Xperia X Performance review: Sony’s most disappointing product in years
- 4 Huawei P9 review: lifting photography to another level... sometimes.
- 5 Huawei Mate 8 review: probably the best all-round Android phone you can buy
Join the PC World newsletter!
Best Deals on PC World
Latest News Articles
- Devices with Qualcomm modems safe from critical ASN.1 telecom flaw
- Mobile OS once considered dead comes back to life in Indian smartphone
- Yahoo abandons fight, sells internet business to Verizon for $4.8B
- Cut the carbon footprint of your business by outsourcing your data centre management
- Frazzled or burnt out? You need downtime but where do you find it?
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
- FTSocial Media AssistantQLD
- CCSAP BODS ConsultantNSW
- FTSenior Business Analyst - InsuranceVIC
- FTDesktop Support Engineer (Renewable Contract)Asia
- CCDatabase developer/ModellerACT
- FTSenior .Net DeveloperNSW
- FTCisco IP Telephony EngineerNSW
- CCCommunication LeadVIC
- CCPerformance Test Lead- Load runner, SAP , Citrix ,HPQC ,QTPNSW
- FTCitrix SpecialistACT
- CCLead Solutions ArchitectQLD
- FTSystems Administrator, Linux, Networking, AWSNSW
- FTSystem Integration EngineerACT
- CCSAP Payroll Implement/Migration Project Manager/ SpecialistNSW
- FTAgile Coach / Training & Support ManagerNSW
- CCProject Manager - Change/Transformation/Project DeliveryNSW
- FTDatabase DeveloperACT
- FTMobile DeveloperWA
- CCSenior Business Process Analyst, FinanceNSW
- FTMobility Test AnalystNSW
- CCSQL DeveloperNSW
- FTProject Coordinator- NSW Government - reform BackgroundNSW
- CCAccounts Reconciliation Officer/ AdministratorNSW
- CCProduction Manager / Digital ProducerNSW
- CCField Engineer - POSTAS