Tag Archives: chat

The future of SMS – RCS messaging – to be called “Chat”, Android is all in

In a statement to The Verge, Google has confirmed that it plans to put all of Allo’s resources into smoothing the way for RCS or Rich Communication Services. This is a new standard that it set to replace SMS and will soon be compatible across most major carriers around the world. The Universal RCS Profile supports read receipts, typing notifications, larger ... Read More »

Hangouts Chat makes G Suite more powerful productivity solution

Hangouts Chat faces competition from Microsoft Teams, which also allows users to chat, share and collaborate with team members over docs, sheets and slides in real time. Google has integrated its chat-based collaboration solution Hangouts Chat into G Suite, making it available to all. Until now it was only available under beta to a few companies. Like most collaboration apps ... Read More »

WeChat Go SIM Card Launched by KPN, Lets Users Chat on the Go in Europe

Chinese tourists can now use the popular WeChatmessaging app while soaking up the sights in Europe this summer thanks to Dutch telecom provider KPN. KPN said Thursday it has teamed up with Chinese technology giant Tencent as well as Internet video operator Sunway Culture Media “to launch the WeChat Go SIM card for Chinese tourists travelling to Europe.” WeChat, known as Weixin in ... Read More »

Google Allo Can Now Make Duo Calls Within a Chat

HIGHLIGHTS Update lets users make Duo calls within Allo Both Allo and Duo need to be installed on both ends The Duo icon is seen in the upper-right corner of the chat screen Google this week rolled out an update to its messaging app Allo that enables users make a Duo video call directly within the chat window. To be ... Read More »

Five to Try: Reigns makes you king for a day, while Disney Mix delivers tween-friendly chat

Tired of using the same old apps and games, week in and week out? Well, that’s what our Five to Try column is designed to fix, as we spotlight new Android releases worth a look. Our latest entry is headlined by Reigns, a clever king simulation that uses a Tinder-like interface to let you quickly swipe through consequential decisions. Add ... Read More »

Goodbye, Hello: Firefox casts off its built-in video chat client this fall

Firefox’s built-in video chat component, Firefox Hello, appears to be destined for the scrap heap. Developers of the popular browser plan to remove Hello from the browser as early as Firefox 49, which is scheduled for release in mid-September. Mozilla hasn’t made an official announcement about the change but developers are discussing the feature removal on a Firefox bug tracking ... Read More »