Why are we still using phone numbers?
Often if you take a logic-based critical look at something that society has long taken for granted, you might see that it really doesn’t make sense in modern society.  It may have made sense many years, or decades, or centuries ago, but it clearly doesn’t make any sense today. In the age of the internet, phone numbers are another one of those things.
Biggest US carriers have united, not to give us RCS messaging, but a new messaging app
We thought we could get RCS thanks to the biggest carriers in the US in 2020, but it seems we will have to settle for a new messaging app
Google: Hangouts users to be migrated to Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet
A G Suite lead says that remaining Hangouts users will have a safety net in messaging with Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.
A big reason to back up your WhatsApp account to Google Drive
WhatsApp automatically logs down chats, pictures, audio, video and whatever pipes down your conversations. That’s a lot of space taken up.
Google leaves Allo for dead, shifting its focus on Android Messages and universal ‘Chat’ technology
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.
FTC starts private investigation into Facebook privacy concerns
Among many of them is the fact that Facebook collected the metadata of Android users’ phone calls and text messages. The company says it was an opt-in procedure, but screenshots make the practice more vague than it seems.
Mystery bug randomly makes Galaxy S8 and S8+ users worldwide miss text messages
It may not sound as destructive as an exploding battery, but a new and seemingly widespread Galaxy S8 messaging issue is vexing in its own right.
Is it time to close the door on SMS messaging?
SMS messaging is a trusty standby for messaging capability, but is it too antiquated to keep up and running? Or do we need its reliability?
Facebook Messenger Lite is just 10MB
Facebook is keeping it light for Messenger Lite to keep those with older, slower, tightly-packed Android smartphones connected to other users.
iMessage for Android may come at WWDC
The encrypted messaging service that is currently exclusive to iPhones and iPads may expand to welcome in the people of the green bubble: Android.
Google Duo and Allo: The death of Google Voice?
Google’s new messaging and video calling services require your actual phone number. Is this the death of Google Voice?
WhatsApp vs Kik Messenger (Video)
WhatsApp and Kik are two very popular mobile chat apps, but which is better? Find out in our WhatsApp vs Kik Messenger comparison video!
Facebook’s Chat Heads Could Be Much Bigger Than Messaging
Facebook’s Chat Heads are an interesting spin-off of its Messenger app – but they could be so much more. Read on to see why I think the future of smartphones may lie in these strange bubbles.
Why Are We Still Using SMS?
It’s not just the price-gouging aspect that’s making the future of SMS dubious; it’s its inherent limitations. Text messaging is almost twenty years old, and it’s beginning to show its age in some inconvenient ways.