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Facebook Mobile Stickers Come To Web
2013-07-03 12:59:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this spring Facebook announced Home, a suite of apps for Android meant to make elements of the social site native to the phone. A month later, Facebook pushed out some features of Home to their iOS Messages app, including Chat Heads and stickers. Stickers are now rolling out to desktop users, and these users can choose from a catalog of available images in Facebook's Sticker Store. Though they're calling the collection a...

Skype Video Messaging Now Open To The Public
2013-06-18 04:46:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Email, Facebook messages, SMS and phone calls all have at least one thing in common; the recipient doesn´t need to be using the same platform at the same time as the sender to receive their message. In other words, each of these forms of digital communication will be right there waiting for the recipient whenever they get the time to check the corresponding inbox. The same could not be said for one of the largest video...

WhatsApp Sets Daily Message Record, Tops 27 Billion
2013-06-13 14:04:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a Tweet, cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp announced that it has set a new daily record of 27 billion messages handled in just 24 hours. To be exact, @WhatsApp tweeted "new daily record: 10B+ msgs sent (inbound) and 17B+ msgs received (outbound) by our users =27 Billion msgs handled in just 24 hours!" Several news outlets reported the milestone, including The Droid Guy. The post said that in April WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum...

2013-06-12 23:19:02

Contact At Once! brings their innovative mobile chat app to the Android platform, complete with new streamlined registration, the ability to manage multiple chats and more. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Contact At Once!, the leading provider of automotive chat, has released Contact At Once! for Android, its first native Android mobile chat app. Now available in Google Play, Contact At Once! customers can download the app at no additional fee. The new app allows dealers to respond to...

2013-05-07 23:28:09

iGab´s Facebook contest to give away prizes for creativity. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 GoGekko, a new woman owned app development company, launched its first iphone app, iGab messenger in iTunes a little over one month ago and would now like to reward users´ creativity. The iGab messenger app allows users to send 3D voice messages, using their own voice, via fun characters a.k.a. “Gabbers”. The Gabbers even show emotion so iGab users have endless possibilities to create...

Viber App Comes To Desktop, Could Become Skype Alternative
2013-05-07 16:15:52

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Skype has made a name for itself as a service that provides free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls, and which last week added in-browser calling options from Outlook.com. The Microsoft-owned Voice Over IP (VoIP) service almost seems hard to beat, but now rival Viber could be poised to strike back. Until now the service has been a mobile-only option, thus competing with Skype and WhatsApp on mobile devices — where as with...

Traditional SMS Texting Losing Out To Popular Chat Apps
2013-04-29 10:18:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The death knell has been sounding for SMS texts for several months now. Last November mobile analyst Chetan Sharma claimed SMS usage was down amongst Americans for the first time since texting was invented. The culprit for this slow murder is easy to spot; messaging apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp. WhatsApp has been the most talked about of these messaging apps lately as rumors about their potential acquisition by Google...

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Instant Messaging
2013-02-16 10:10:10

Image Credit: Photos.com Instant messaging (IM) is communicating over the Internet through the typing of text from one person to another. This is done on a computer or other device connected to the Internet by a cable or wireless connection and done in real time. It is text communication done specifically between users by a contact list, buddy list, or a friend list, whereas online chat is usually done by users in a multi-user environment. Some IM programs allow for video messaging by a...

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