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Monday, 20 Apr 2015

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, to hit one billion by year end

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, to hit one billion by year end

Jan Koum, the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp, announced on his Facebook that the instant messaging app now has 800 million monthly active users and is on track to hit one billion users later this year.

Monday, 26 Jan 2015

WeChat would like to remind everybody that they have web chat too

WeChat would like to remind everybody that they have web chat too

With WhatsApp's newly added browser chatting making the news last week, WeChat's trying to take some of that thunder by reminding everybody that it too has web browser chat functionality.

Thursday, 22 Jan 2015

Messaging on your browser: WhatsApp now on the web

Messaging on your browser: WhatsApp now on the web

WhatsApp has finally made the leap from phones onto browsers. Find out what you need to do to enable the popular service on your desktop or notebook.

Friday, 12 Sep 2014

Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS now support video calling

Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS now support video calling

Viber has released version 5.0 of its Android and iOS apps. Viber 5.0 is a major update as it's the first time the mobile apps are able to do video calling.

Monday, 23 Jun 2014

WeChat 5.3 Provides Message Translation and Private Chat Groups Features

WeChat 5.3 Provides Message Translation and Private Chat Groups Features

The latest version of WeChat comes with the ability to translate text between you and your new friends from abroad, and lets you keep your conversations private with the latest Groups with Password feature.

Monday, 16 Jun 2014

Viber Introduces Exclusive Football Sticker Packs for the World Cup

Viber Introduces Exclusive Football Sticker Packs for the World Cup

Viber is introducing a sticker pack for football fans, localizing one of its sticker packs for each country participating in the World Cup with their flag and own language.

Thursday, 12 Jun 2014

Viber Surpasses 100 Million Concurrent Online Users, Rolls Out Updated Desktop App

Viber Surpasses 100 Million Concurrent Online Users, Rolls Out Updated Desktop App

Viber has revealed that it has more than 100 million concurrent online users. Also announced is the release of a new version of Viber Desktop that features a new look and feel with a special focus on stickers.

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014

LINE Opens First Pop-up Store in Singapore, Partners Uniqlo to Launch Limited Edition UTs

LINE Opens First Pop-up Store in Singapore, Partners Uniqlo to Launch Limited Edition UTs

On top of showcasing a full range of LINE's merchandise, larger-than-life Brown and Cony character mascots will appear at the store every Friday to Sunday for photo-taking. LINE is also collaborating with Uniqlo to churn a limited collection of 10 UT (Uniqlo graphic T-shirt) designs for sale. Hit the link for more details.

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

An IT consultant claimed he has found a security flaw in the Android version of popular instant messaging software, WhatsApp. By using a malware with unrestricted access to the Android device's SD card, a hacker is able to extract WhatsApp private messages and upload them without the owner's knowledge.

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook just announced on its blog that it will be acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion.

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