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Instagram Video Chat slides into your DMs

In what seems like an almost weekly occurrence, Instagram has rolled out another new feature. Today finds us learning about Instagram Video Chat, a service that lets users directly communicate with one another via live video.

Video chat appears as a new icon inside of your Direct Message threads and hands you off to one-on-one conversations. Make that one-on-three as the app allows for group chats of up to four users.

Of course, being Instagram, you get camera effects to  [Read More…]

WhatsApp gets group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram

Video call all the things.

During Facebook’s F8 conference on May 1, the company announced new video-centric features that are coming to two of its most popular apps – WhatsApp and Instagram.

Starting first with WhatsApp, the communications tool is finally getting support for group video calls. This is a feature that’s been long-overdue for WhatsApp, and although specifics on how it’ll work haven’t been shared yet, this is still an exciting day for users that have  [Read More…]

Google Chat isn’t the next iMessage and wasn’t supposed to be

Google Chat will not fix your morning coffee, rotate your tires, or be the life coach you’ve always wanted either. It will make texting better, though.

Remember way back on April 19, 2017 when the Verge told us about Google Chat? In case you’ve been under that rock we all like to hide under sometimes, it’s a push to get everyone — carriers and manufacturers of phones, tablets and computers — to adopt the RCS universal profile.  [Read More…]

These are all the carriers that support Google’s ‘Chat’ enhanced messaging

Chat is Google’s bold bet on RCS.

Google pledged its support for Rich Communications Services back in 2015 by acquiring Jibe, and last week we heard that the company is looking to build out a suite of advanced messaging services into its Android Messages app with a new feature called Chat.

Chat will bring a whole new set of capabilities to Android Messages, and the feature will leverage the Rich Communications Services standard to do so. As  [Read More…]

Google ‘Chat’: Everything you need to know

Google might have finally found a way to fix online chat for everyone after years of trying.

Google Chat is said to be the latest messaging solution from the company and if the rumors are true, every problem with online messaging could disappear. That’s a pretty bold statement, but what Google Chat is (and what it isn’t), as well as how it’s different from previous attempts, makes me believe that there’s nothing else any one company can  [Read More…]

Google’s RCS ‘Chat’ plans are actually kind of brilliant

Improving a standard is way, way better than creating a walled garden. Every time.

Did you hear? Google is releasing yet another unified messaging app at I/O this year, and they’re sunsetting the Allo app they announced last year! How crazy is that?! Does anyone a that company have any clue what they are doing?!?!1!ONE?!!

Lets all take a deep breath for a moment and catch up.

Thanks to some absolutely stellar reporting from The Verge, we  [Read More…]

Google to evolve Android Messages into ‘Chat’ using RCS, pause Allo development

This may finally be the one Google chat service that works.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Google has a plan to launch a unified messaging system. Right, it’s done this what feels like a dozen times before — but the reality is it’s been like half a dozen, and that’s still bad. Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Huddles, Hangouts, Allo … yeah, not a set of successes right there. The latest attempt, according to a  [Read More…]

Snapchat officially brings Group Video Chat to the masses

Snapchat has introduced a new Group Video Chat feature which will allow you to chat with up to 16 of your friends at once. The feature is starting to roll out today.

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Google’s answer to Slack, Hangouts Chat is now available for all G Suite users

Google has unveiled its own Slack alternative in the form of Hangouts Chat. The app just exited beta and is now available for download.

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Google’s answer to Slack, Hangouts Chat is now available for all G Suite users

Google has unveiled its own Slack alternative in the form of Hangouts Chat. The app just exited beta and is now available for download.

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