With all our phones can do these days, communicating with them can sometimes be forgotten in lieu of games, videos, and practicing your selfie game. Get back in touch with your friends and family with these messaging apps. And some of these include some of those games so you can play along with whoever you're messaging.
Signal is well-known for being one of the most privacy-focused messaging apps around, but that security comes at the price of convenience. You see, your chats are not stored in the cloud, so it can be frustrating to set up on a new phone. Thankfully, Signal lets you enable automatic, encrypted backups on Android. Here's how to set it up!
If you leave read receipts on, you know the embarrassment of having your contacts know you saw a message but haven't responded. Thankfully, Telegram allows you to preview incoming chats without marking them as read. We'll show you how to do so.
Had iMessage come to Android in 2013, Google would have less competition in the U.S., but the biggest loser would have been Facebook. In 2013, Apple's senior VP of software and services Eddy Cue wanted to bring the iMessage service to Android, but the idea was nixed by other Apple executives, including Apple's SVO of software engineering Craig Federighi. Ever since, there have been a lot of people who wish it could have happened. Of course, this would have had an impact. Many people think...
Telegram is great for many things, one of those is all of the fun ways to express yourself in messages. You can send pictures, stickers, videos, and more, all within a single chat. However, all of these expressive messages can start to take a toll on your phone's storage. So let us help you free up some of that storage used up by the Telegram app.
Have you ever been in the middle of an epic group chat and thought of something you needed to remind yourself of later? With Signal's hidden Note to Self feature, you can fire off a reminder for yourself for later and jump right back in to spilling the tea!
WhatsApp led the initial push for a privacy-focused messaging service, but its association with Facebook has eroded trust in the platform. Thankfully, there are other alternatives that offer the same feature-set and safeguard your privacy.
Instagram Direct isn't the first messaging app that comes to mind, but it may be one of the best. When it comes to striking up natural conversations and connecting with people, Instagram is more popular than any other platform.
Creating a great messaging platform is no simple task. Google has had an especially tumultuous journey in its decades-long quest to solve the messaging problem once and for all, and there are a few milestones in particular worth looking back on.
Signal is now the messaging app of choice for the European Commission. The messaging app has been praised for its security prioritization, as well as the simplicity and ease of use. For similar reasons, the UK Conservative Party made the switch in December.
ToTok, a popular Emirati messaging app, has been pulled from the Play Store after allegations of spying were raised by the New York Times. The app was previously pulled from the Play Store and then reinstated in early January. It has now been pulled again by Google.
ToTok has returned to the Google Play Store despite lingering espionage accusations. The UAE chat app earlier pleaded with Apple and Google to restore the service, deeming the previous accusations "fabrications" borne from "jealousy."