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# messaging - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,196 Views 48 Comments

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
# Not Quite There
# 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.

# messaging - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 14th 2016, 7:00 PM 22,081 Views 23 Comments

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)
# Knock-on Effect
# Knock-on Effect

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

May 3rd 2016, 4:21 PM 14,934 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2016, 6:23 PM 53,344 Views 25 Comments

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

# messaging - Monday 25 January, 2016

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 10,659 Views 13 Comments

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

# messaging - Monday 18 January, 2016

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 24,090 Views 16 Comments

*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
# Lose The Digits
# Lose The Digits

Facebook wants to kill off your phone number entirely

Jan 8th 2016, 10:17 AM 16,167 Views 22 Comments

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
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

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

Dec 23rd 2015, 11:30 AM 17,837 Views 9 Comments

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
# Text Back
# Text Back

9 features you probably didn't know exist in WhatsApp

Sep 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 94,503 Views 11 Comments

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
# Sliding Into Your Dms
# Sliding Into Your Dms

Twitter now allows you to send anyone a direct message

Apr 21st 2015, 10:21 AM 6,017 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what you need to know.

# messaging - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

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

# messaging - Monday 9 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 9th 2015, 3:48 PM 26,414 Views 0 Comments

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
# Appealing To The Masses
# Appealing To The Masses

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

Jan 27th 2015, 6:24 PM 10,879 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.

# messaging - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 7th 2015, 12:01 PM 15,237 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
# Strong Growth

WhatsApp users are sending 30 billion messages EVERY DAY

Jan 7th 2015, 9:17 AM 6,496 Views 3 Comments

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*
# Good Wishes
# 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.

# messaging - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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

Here are the WhatsApp features you may not have known about

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:00 PM 22,478 Views 16 Comments

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
# BEAM
# BEAM

This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest

Nov 22nd 2014, 10:00 AM 20,800 Views 7 Comments

Think before you type.

# messaging - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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

# messaging - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 13th 2014, 10:52 AM 5,911 Views 3 Comments

A chilling precedent.

# messaging - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 8th 2014, 6:30 PM 23,122 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Merger
# 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.

# messaging - Thursday 11 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 11th 2014, 10:29 PM 16,825 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.

# messaging - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 9:27 AM 6,276 Views 1 Comment

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
# Clone Wars
# 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.

# messaging - Thursday 26 June, 2014

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

# messaging - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 17th 2014, 3:44 PM 43,764 Views 17 Comments

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

# messaging - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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

# messaging - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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

iPhone users send filthier texts than those on Android

May 6th 2014, 4:58 PM 6,152 Views 2 Comments

They’ve bitten the Apple of temptation.

# messaging - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:35 AM 18,413 Views 90 Comments

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
# Busy Network
# 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.

# messaging - Saturday 1 March, 2014

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

8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now

Mar 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 39,488 Views 85 Comments

And we’re all guilty.

# messaging - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 25th 2014, 2:13 PM 18,539 Views 16 Comments

And we mean it *really* rubbed it in.

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

Facebook pulls the plug on its email service everyone forgot about

Feb 25th 2014, 11:15 AM 20,503 Views 10 Comments

Wait, Facebook had an email service?

# messaging - Monday 24 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 24th 2014, 7:22 PM 26,473 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.

# messaging - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 20th 2014, 4:22 PM 19,045 Views 16 Comments

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

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

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group

Feb 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 191,757 Views 20 Comments

Come on people, be sound!

# messaging - Monday 13 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 13th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,902 Views 18 Comments

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?
# Stay In Touch
# 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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