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# messaging - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

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

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

# messaging - Friday 8 July, 2016

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.

# messaging - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

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.

# messaging - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

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.

# messaging - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

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.

# messaging - Monday 25 January, 2016

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.

# messaging - Monday 18 January, 2016

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.

# messaging - Friday 8 January, 2016

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.

# messaging - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

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.

# messaging - Saturday 26 September, 2015

9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp

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

# messaging - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Twitter now allows you to send anyone a direct message

Here’s what you need to know.

# messaging - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

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

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

# messaging - Monday 9 February, 2015

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

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

# messaging - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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.

# messaging - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

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.

WhatsApp users are sending 30 billion messages EVERY DAY

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

# messaging - Monday 22 December, 2014

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.

# messaging - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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.

# messaging - Saturday 22 November, 2014

This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest

Think before you type.

# messaging - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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

# messaging - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This new 'transparent' messaging app is a chilling vision of things to come Exposed

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

A chilling precedent.

# messaging - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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.

# messaging - Friday 3 October, 2014

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.

# messaging - Thursday 11 September, 2014

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.

# messaging - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Finally, an app that lets you take back texts you regret The Fear

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

Never wake up with the fear ever again!

# messaging - Friday 15 August, 2014

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

They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

# messaging - Thursday 26 June, 2014

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.

# messaging - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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

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

# messaging - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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.

# messaging - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge iPhone users send filthier texts than those on Android Smut

iPhone users send filthier texts than those on Android

They’ve bitten the Apple of temptation.

# messaging - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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.

# messaging - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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.

# messaging - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now Mail Xx

8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now

And we’re all guilty.

# messaging - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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

And we mean it *really* rubbed it in.

Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about

Wait, Facebook had an email service?

# messaging - Monday 24 February, 2014

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.

# messaging - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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?

# messaging - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group Whassssaaaaaaap

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group

Come on people, be sound!

# messaging - Monday 13 January, 2014

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.

# messaging - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

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.

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