News tagged ‘instant messaging’

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.

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014

WeChat 5.1 & StoryCam for WeChat Released

WeChat 5.1 & StoryCam for WeChat Released

Version 5.1 of the WeChat app sees the introduction of WeChat Games that allows you to find and compete against your neighbors using WeChat's location-based service. Also released is the new StoryCam for WeChat app, which lets you personalize and share any moment with festive watermarks, filters, and real-time location-based information.

Friday, 20 Dec 2013

Whatsapp Reports Having 400 Million Active Monthly Users

Whatsapp Reports Having 400 Million Active Monthly Users

Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum has just boasted that its instant messaging app enjoys having 400 million active monthly users, with 100 million of them joining in the last four months alone.

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013

BBM Welcomes Over 20 Million New Active Users in the First Week

BBM Welcomes Over 20 Million New Active Users in the First Week

Following more than 10 million downloads of BBM on Android and iPhone devices in the first 24 hours, BlackBerry has ended its first week with more than 80 million monthly active users, including over 20 million new users on those devices.

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