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Topic: messaging apps

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

Even Pokemon Go could earn them some support

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…

Facebook Is Testing Secret Conversations Feature for Self-Destroying Messages

End-to-end encryption will give users more privacy

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. In…

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

Messaging app wants brands and games to go viral

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…

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

Highlights favorite friends and birthdays

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…

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

New attention metric will help advertisers

How much time do users spend in messaging apps? At least an hour a day on Kik alone, according to the messaging app. With its new "Attention Metric," Kik can look…

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

Partners with Kik for launch

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…

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

Virtual reality, virtual assistants and video messaging

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…

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

The Edit is part algorithm, part human touch

Chatbots already have a little bit of a bad name. Early reviews for the ones on Facebook Messenger have been rough due to apparent malfunctions, and Microsoft's Tay has been an utter…

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

How brands can benefit from the change

Yesterday, Facebook unveiled a major update to its Messenger app, that allows developers to create chatbots for brands through its chatbot API. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement has major implications for…

Kik Is Launching a Shop for Users to Interact With Chatbots From Brands

Vine, H&M and The Weather Channel among the first to try it

Kik has launched its own chatbot shop, further opening the floodgates to users who want to engage with messaging apps from brands and publishers arriving on the Canadian messaging platform. Starting…

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