Tag Archives: Chat

Spike Video Chat is a great new free option for group video conferencing

Spike Video Chat is a great new free option for group video conferencing

I’ve been a fan of Spike’s Email program since I found out about it (and when it was called “Hop”.) See “Hop: how instant messaging should have been done decades ago“. Basically their Spike product turns regular email into a fully featured instant messaging platform with similar features to Whatsapp, …

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WhatsApp Reduces Forward Message Limit to 1 Chat at a Time to Curb Fake News During COVID-19 Outbreak

WhatsApp Usage Increased by 40 Percent Due to Coronavirus Outbreak: Kantar

With a view to limit the circulation of fake news and misinformation through its platform, WhatsApp on Tuesday narrowed down the limit of frequently forwarded messages to one chat at a time. This comes as an update to the existing limit that was allowing users to forward a message for …

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The Best Chat Clients for Windows and MacOS

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Instant messengers are a thing of the past, but sending instant messages is not. As more and more people seek to turn away from Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and text, what are the alternatives?  There are many options for business and personal use that often get overlooked. Our current favorite is …

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Telegram Introduces Chat Folders, Channel Stats, and More With Latest Update

Telegram Introduces Chat Folders, Channel Stats, and More With Latest Update

Telegram Messenger has introduced a host of new features with its latest update. The update version 6.0 brings two major upgrades featuring ‘Chat experience’ and ‘Channel performance monitoring’. The update is being released for both Android and iOS users. The company also specified that version 6.0 introduces a new set …

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The Best Video Chat Apps for Android and iOS

The Best Video Chat Apps for Android and iOS

Thanks to smartphones and computers, keeping in touch has never been easier. These days, your average person has access to a slew of messaging options, from the humble text message or voice call to online messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and others. Simple text and voice can only take …

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Dating in the Time of Coronavirus: Chat Online, Meet Much Later

Dating in the Time of Coronavirus: Chat Online, Meet Much Later

With governments clamping down on social interactions to contain the coronavirus spread, dating sites are discouraging dates and asking users to get to know each other virtually instead. “We don’t know who needs to hear this, but now is NOT the time to go out with your date to a …

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Auto Deleting Messages Coming To WhatsApp Private Chat

Auto Deleting Messages Coming To WhatsApp Private Chat

WhatsApp already allows admins to delete messages for group chats, but auto-deleting messages are headed to WhatsApp private chat in an upcoming update. Auto Deleting Messages coming to WhatsApp private chat The new feature is not yet available but is being tested in beta builds 2.20.83 and 2.20.84. The new …

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Those RCS chat ‘hacks’ for Messages are starting to break in unsupported countries, just as Google said (Updated)

Those RCS chat 'hacks' for Messages are starting to break in unsupported countries, just as Google said (Updated)

Before Google saved us all from the tyranny of the carriers, some enterprising folks worked out a sort of “hack” that enabled Google’s RCS/chat services, letting us all send messages with the futuristic protocol, even if we weren’t in one of the few supported markets. When it did finally start …

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You’ll Soon Be Able To Password Protect Your WhatsApp Chat Backup

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WhatsApp offers end-to-end chat encryption, ensuring that only the sender and the recipient(s) can read what’s sent. The company also lets its users to back up their conversations on Google Drive to avoid losing them. However, those chat backups do not get the same level of protection. That may soon …

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WhatsApp Group Chat Invite Links Indexed by Google Search, Let Anyone Enter Private Groups

WhatsApp Group Chat Invite Links Indexed by Google Search, Let Anyone Enter Private Groups

Controversy broke when a report on Friday revealed Google had indexed invite links to private WhatsApp group chats, meaning anyone can join various private chat groups (including several porn-sharing groups) with a simple search. Google since appears to have modified the search results to stop the invite links from being …

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