messaging apps

Snapchat Adds 4 New Features, Including Much-Requested Group Chat

Snapchat today revealed four new features for its app, as it pushes forward to become as popular as possible in the face of increasing competition for the attention of consumers and marketers. 

6 Mobile Apps Hillary and Trump Should Use to Win Over Young Voters

The 2016 presidential election is drastically different from previous races when it comes to courting young voters, primarily because of the many popular mobile apps out today that didn't exist four years ago. And millennials, the most frequent users of such apps, are a demographic that can't be ignored.

Facebook Is Testing Secret Conversations Feature for Self-Destroying Messages

In a move taken straight from Mission: Impossible—or straight from Snapchat—Facebook has begun testing a way for Messenger users to send encrypted conversations that disappear after a certain period of time.

Kik Is Launching a Way for Users to Share Chatbot Invites With Their Friends

Kik is launching a way for users to share chatbots with friends by allowing them to "invite" other users to try out various games, news organizations and brands on the the messaging app.

Facebook Messenger Is Adding a Home Button to Help Users Keep Track of Conversations

Facebook is giving Messenger what everyone—and everything—needs: a home. At the WIRED Business Conference this morning in New York, the social network announced it's adding a Home button to the messaging app as an anchor for sending and receiving messages.

Infographic: Kik Reveals That Users Spend More Than an Hour a Day on the App

How much time do users spend in messaging apps? At least an hour a day on Kik alone, according to the messaging app.

Yahoo Enters the World of Chatbots With a Weather Bot, a News Bot and a Weird Pet Bot

Yahoo has launched its first trio of chatbots, making the internet pioneer the latest to join the craze with its weather bot, news bot and something it's calling a "pet bot."

5 Takeaways for Marketers From the First Day of Google I/O

Google kicked off its annual Google I/O conference today at an outdoor amphitheater in sunny California, showcasing for the first time major hardware and software debuts happening throughout the rest of the year.

How a Chatbot Helped This Vinyl Records Startup Make $1 Million in 8 Months


Will Facebook Messenger’s Updated Platform Cause a Rise in Chatbots?

Yesterday, Facebook unveiled a major update to its Messenger app, that allows developers to create chatbots for brands through its chatbot API.