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From TheJournal.ie Facebook Messenger is testing out encryption but it's missing a trick Not Quite There

Facebook Messenger is testing out encryption but it's missing a trick

The decision to not implement it across the board might not sit well with privacy advocates.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage - which is your winner? Heating Up

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage - which is your winner?

All the major messaging apps are fighting for the same users as they transform into something more.

From TheJournal.ie This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again) Knock-on Effect

This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again)

While the ban only lasts for 72 hours, Telegram has added more than a million new users and counting.

From TheJournal.ie This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

The service, which is owned by Facebook, is used to send billions of messages daily.

From Business ETC There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance Popularity Contest

There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance

It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.

From Business ETC WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer* Freebie

WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*

*It was free for the first year before charging €1 for every additional year.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook wants to kill off your phone number entirely Lose The Digits

Facebook wants to kill off your phone number entirely

Its head of messaging believes the popularity of apps like Messenger is making old communication methods disappear.

From TheJournal.ie SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly TechGuide

SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly

You might rely on services like WhatsApp more but SMS still holds strong.

From TheJournal.ie 9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp Text Back

9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp

Want to hide when you’ve read someone’s message?

From TheJournal.ie Twitter now allows you to send anyone a direct message Sliding Into Your Dms

Twitter now allows you to send anyone a direct message

Here’s what you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie The reason why Facebook wanted people to get Messenger is now clearer Platform

The reason why Facebook wanted people to get Messenger is now clearer

It’s now a platform, and Facebook has big plans for it.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager (16) charged with murder after 'sending Snapchat selfie with body' Pennsylvania

Teenager (16) charged with murder after 'sending Snapchat selfie with body'

A parent of one of the recipients passed a screenshot on to police.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you need to know about sending private group messages on Twitter Appealing To The Masses

Here's what you need to know about sending private group messages on Twitter

Twitter has introduced both group messaging and the ability to upload 30-second videos as it looks for ways to increase its user base.

From TheJournal.ie Use Facebook Messenger often? Here are some features that will come in handy TechGuide

Use Facebook Messenger often? Here are some features that will come in handy

Despite the criticisms, Facebook Messenger has a number of handy features that you may not be aware of.

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp users are sending 30 billion messages EVERY DAY Strong Growth

WhatsApp users are sending 30 billion messages EVERY DAY

The service has gained 100 million new users in the space of four months.

From TheJournal.ie These messaging apps will help you wish someone a Merry Christmas* Good Wishes

These messaging apps will help you wish someone a Merry Christmas*

*If you want to go a step further than sending a generic text message, that is.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about TechGuide

Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about

One of the most popular messaging apps out there has a number of features hidden away.

From TheJournal.ie This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest BEAM

This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest

Think before you type.

From TheJournal.ie Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security Encryption

Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security

The next update for Android and iOS will include end-to-end encryption, which will make sure the only people getting a message are the sender and receiver

From TheJournal.ie A new app called Samantha only lets you text a real woman named Samantha Her

A new app called Samantha only lets you text a real woman named Samantha

One of the main rules is not to fall in love with her.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook's takeover of Whatsapp has been approved - what does that mean for you? Merger

Facebook's takeover of Whatsapp has been approved - what does that mean for you?

The European Commission found the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp applications are not close competitors.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ditches texting for web messaging as phones continue to outnumber people The Death Of The Text

Ireland ditches texting for web messaging as phones continue to outnumber people

The number of people in Ireland texting fell by 24.5% from this time last year according to new figures from ComReg.

Finally, an app that lets you take back texts you regret

Never wake up with the fear ever again!

From TheJournal.ie A lot of companies are going out of their way to copy Snapchat Clone Wars

A lot of companies are going out of their way to copy Snapchat

They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

From TheJournal.ie Want a job at this pub? You have to apply on Snapchat No CV Required

Want a job at this pub? You have to apply on Snapchat

There are 20 positions on offer at Sober Lane, which is opening a new pub in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie The most popular messaging service among Irish adults isn't WhatsApp or Viber... Old School

The most popular messaging service among Irish adults isn't WhatsApp or Viber...

It’s actually one that’s been around much longer.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft reveals real-time language translator for Skype calls Universal Translation

Microsoft reveals real-time language translator for Skype calls

The feature allows users to speak to each other in their native language, which Skype then translates in real-time.

iPhone users send filthier texts than those on Android

They’ve bitten the Apple of temptation.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones Put It Away

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Whatsapp experiences busiest day as it handled 64 billion messages in 24 hours Busy Network

Whatsapp experiences busiest day as it handled 64 billion messages in 24 hours

More than 20 billion messages were sent and 44 billion messages were received through the app in the space of 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie LINE adds 2 million new users after WhatsApp outage, and rubs it in Shots Fired

LINE adds 2 million new users after WhatsApp outage, and rubs it in

And we mean it *really* rubbed it in.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about See Ya

Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about

Wait, Facebook had an email service?

From TheJournal.ie The knock-on effect: WhatsApp rival adds 8m users in 4 days Knock-on Effect

The knock-on effect: WhatsApp rival adds 8m users in 4 days

Telegram Messenger, a messaging app that focuses on privacy, saw almost five million users sign up on Saturday after WhatsApp experienced an outage.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: After WhatsApp, where do messaging apps go from here? Messaging

Explainer: After WhatsApp, where do messaging apps go from here?

With the purchase of WhatsApp and Viber, the rush for messaging apps has begun, but what else is out there?

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group

Come on people, be sound!

From TheJournal.ie 50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014 SMS

50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014

The figure is more than twice the number of text messages expected to be sent in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are the major social media sites trying to break into mobile messaging? Stay In Touch

Explainer: Why are the major social media sites trying to break into mobile messaging?

With younger users moving towards apps like Viber, WhatsApp, and Line, the traditional social media sites are trying to bring them back.

From TheJournal.ie 10 messaging apps that are worth downloading Messaging

10 messaging apps that are worth downloading

Because there is much more to messaging apps than Whatsapp and Viber.

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