The no-frills FaceTime competitor is simple to use and gives you a peek at the video right from your lock screen.
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.
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