Facebook has a new children-friendly instant messaging app available as a preview on US iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, aptly named Messenger Kids.
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.
Forget modular phones and trend-following smart speakers. Facebook may want to carve out a new niche for a dedicated video chat product of some sort.
How is Skype being shaped? Why, like Snapchat, of course! Stickers, shortform video loops and a whole lot more is coming your way on the big platforms.
And by roadmap, there IS no public roadmap. Just reassurances that features will be coming along and that visions are in place for Hangouts.
At long last, WhatsApp is officially following the suit of sister app Facebook Messenger with simple and convenient video calling features.
Will Duo successfully be the Hangouts that consumers have wanted or is FaceTime still going to be the way to go for most people?