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Technically, Allo is not dead... just yet. But you may want to switch to Android Messages already, and get ready to forget all about archaic SMS technology.
Despite its popularity among local government officials, Telegram messaging access is to be shut down in Russia following a court order.
Canada-based BlackBerry Limited may be out of the mobile phone-making business, but it's certainly not out of the tech company-suing business, setting its sights on Snap Inc shortly after Facebook.
Facebook has a new children-friendly instant messaging app available as a preview on US iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, aptly named Messenger Kids.
With the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, it's possible to delete embarrassing messages within seven minutes of their sending.
PayPal just made it easier for IM and video chat addicts to exchange money on mobile devices with direct Skype Android and iOS app integration.
Soon enough, Facebook's family of social and messaging services will literally be unable to grow any further, as WhatsApp just crossed 1 billion DAUs.
Android and iOS instant messaging app Viber adds Secret Chat functionality to a bag of tricks also including encryption and "secret messages."
Well, Allo there, Android Auto, and nice to finally be able to communicate properly behind the wheel without taking one's eyes off the road.
Viber's mission is to "connect people" regardless of their origin and religion, with free calls now offered from the US to seven Muslim majority countries.
Do we really need a gabillion instant messaging apps? Do our friends have to install them too? Find out here if there's a better way.