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New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19
# Incoming Message
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# Incoming Message

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,201 Views 48 Comments

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

Facebook Messenger is testing out encryption but it's missing a trick
# Not Quite There
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# Not Quite There

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

Jul 8th 2016, 4:17 PM 10,431 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 14th 2016, 7:00 PM 22,089 Views 23 Comments

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

This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again)
# Knock-on Effect
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# Knock-on Effect

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

May 3rd 2016, 4:21 PM 14,936 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2016, 6:23 PM 53,363 Views 25 Comments

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

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

There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance

Jan 25th 2016, 12:36 PM 10,660 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2016, 11:42 AM 24,098 Views 16 Comments

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

Facebook wants to kill off your phone number entirely
# Lose The Digits
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# Lose The Digits

Facebook wants to kill off your phone number entirely

Jan 8th 2016, 10:17 AM 16,168 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2015, 11:30 AM 17,856 Views 9 Comments

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

9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp
# Text Back
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# Text Back

9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp

Sep 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 95,390 Views 11 Comments

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

Twitter now allows you to send anyone a direct message
# Sliding Into Your Dms
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# Sliding Into Your Dms

Twitter now allows you to send anyone a direct message

Apr 21st 2015, 10:21 AM 6,019 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what you need to know.

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

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

Mar 25th 2015, 6:52 PM 32,618 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 9th 2015, 3:48 PM 26,420 Views 0 Comments

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

Here's what you need to know about sending private group messages on Twitter
# Appealing To The Masses
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# Appealing To The Masses

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

Jan 27th 2015, 6:24 PM 10,880 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 7th 2015, 12:01 PM 15,242 Views 9 Comments

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

WhatsApp users are sending 30 billion messages EVERY DAY
# Strong Growth
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# Strong Growth

WhatsApp users are sending 30 billion messages EVERY DAY

Jan 7th 2015, 9:17 AM 6,500 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 22nd 2014, 11:00 AM 9,909 Views 8 Comments

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

Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about
# TechGuide
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# TechGuide

Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:00 PM 22,488 Views 16 Comments

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

This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest
# BEAM
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# BEAM

This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest

Nov 22nd 2014, 10:00 AM 20,801 Views 7 Comments

Think before you type.

Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security
# Encryption
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# Encryption

Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security

Nov 18th 2014, 4:27 PM 12,342 Views 8 Comments

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

This new 'transparent' messaging app is a chilling vision of things to come
# Exposed
# Exposed

This new 'transparent' messaging app is a chilling vision of things to come

Nov 13th 2014, 10:52 AM 5,912 Views 3 Comments

A chilling precedent.

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

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

Nov 8th 2014, 6:30 PM 23,125 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 17,981 Views 32 Comments

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

Ireland ditches texting for web messaging as phones continue to outnumber people
# The Death Of The Text
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# The Death Of The Text

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

Sep 11th 2014, 10:29 PM 16,833 Views 29 Comments

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
# The Fear
# The Fear

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 9:27 AM 6,278 Views 1 Comment

Never wake up with the fear ever again!

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

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

Aug 15th 2014, 3:54 PM 9,994 Views 12 Comments

They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Want a job at this pub? You have to apply on Snapchat
# No CV Required
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# No CV Required

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

Jun 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 18,861 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 17th 2014, 3:44 PM 43,817 Views 18 Comments

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

Microsoft reveals real-time language translator for Skype calls
# Universal Translation
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# Universal Translation

Microsoft reveals real-time language translator for Skype calls

May 28th 2014, 11:37 AM 5,829 Views 25 Comments

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
# Smut
# Smut

iPhone users send filthier texts than those on Android

May 6th 2014, 4:58 PM 6,159 Views 2 Comments

They’ve bitten the Apple of temptation.

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
# Put It Away
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# Put It Away

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:35 AM 18,428 Views 90 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:04 AM 13,453 Views 22 Comments

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

8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now
# Mail Xx
# Mail Xx

8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now

Mar 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 39,543 Views 85 Comments

And we’re all guilty.

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

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

Feb 25th 2014, 2:13 PM 18,540 Views 16 Comments

And we mean it *really* rubbed it in.

Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about
# See Ya
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# See Ya

Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about

Feb 25th 2014, 11:15 AM 20,504 Views 10 Comments

Wait, Facebook had an email service?

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

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

Feb 24th 2014, 7:22 PM 26,480 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 20th 2014, 4:22 PM 19,046 Views 16 Comments

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
# Whassssaaaaaaap
# Whassssaaaaaaap

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group

Feb 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 191,980 Views 20 Comments

Come on people, be sound!

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

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

Jan 13th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,912 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 11th 2013, 1:51 PM 10,757 Views 29 Comments

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

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