Tag Archive: message


WhatsApp puts limits on message forwarding to curb COVID-19 misinformation

Starting today, WhatsApp messages can only be forwarded to one chat at a time.

What you need to know WhatsApp is tackling the spread of misinformation on its platform by putting limits on message forwarding. Starting today, users can only forward messages to one chat at a time. WhatsApp is also teaming up with local governments and NGOs over a coronavirus information hub.

Last week, I wrote about how the message forwarding feature in WhatsApp was being  [Read More…]

WhatsApp should disable message forwarding to curb misinformation

WhatsApp forwards are uncontrollable, and the only way to curb misinformation is to remove the feature entirely.

WhatsApp has over 2 billion users globally, and over a quarter of those — just over 500 million — are from India alone. Affordable cellular data services combined with an influx of decent budget phones allowed WhatsApp to thrive, and usage of the Facebook-owned platform is ubiquitous across the country.

All of my friends are on the platform, and I  [Read More…]

Google may finally add message reactions to its Messages app this year

The app may also let users doodle on images before sending them, similar to Google Duo.

What you need to know An APK teardown has revealed that Google is working on adding message reactions to its Messages app. Google Messages is likely to gain a new doodling feature as well. Both new features will likely be rolled out to users sometime later this year.

Google’s Messages app, with its easy-to-use interface and RCS support, is one of  [Read More…]

Skype brings message drafts, media previews, and more to all platforms

All of Skype’s new features are focused on productivity, Microsoft says.

What you need to know Skype received a fresh batch of productivity features across desktop and mobile today. Message drafts, bookmarking, and media previews are all part of the latest updates. Split view has also been expanded from Windows to Mac and Linux.

Microsoft shipped several new features to Skype across desktop and mobile today, all of which are focused on improving productivity according to the  [Read More…]

Turn on message read receipts, you cowards

Not every message needs a reply — let’s all help each other out.

One of the biggest benefits of modern messaging systems is the ability to send more than just basic text chats back and forth. On top of high-resolution media, audio clips, huge groups, reactions and more, one of the biggest revelations has been delivery and read receipts for messages. Press send, and you immediately know whether the message was actually delivered at the other person’s  [Read More…]

Here’s how to delete a sent message in Facebook Messenger

Whoops, meant to send that to a different chat 😬

We’ve all been there before at one point or another — you jump into Facebook Messenger and accidentally fire off a message to the wrong group chat. Best case scenario you follow up with a “whoops, wrong chat” and move on, worst case scenario the comment was about someone in that group chat and now it’s only a matter of time before it all blows up in  [Read More…]

Samsung brings back customizable text message ringtones for each contact

Available as part of the v4.4.30.5 update for Samsung Messages.

The Android Oreo update brings a lot of goodies to Samsung phones. There’s an updated UI for the Samsung Experience skin, more emojis, adaptive notification dots, and much more. However, it also removed something that struck a chord with a lot of users — customizable text message ringtones.

Prior to the Oreo update, you could have different ringtones/notification sounds for your text messages on a per-contact-basis. If  [Read More…]

Samsung brings back customizale text message ringtones for each contact

Available as part of the v4.4.30.5 update for Samsung Messages.

The Android Oreo update brings a lot of goodies to Samsung phones. There’s an updated UI for the Samsung Experience skin, more emojis, adaptive notification dots, and much more. However, it also removed something that struck a chord with a lot of users — customizable text message ringtones.

Prior to the Oreo update, you could have different ringtones/notification sounds for your text messages on a per-contact-basis. If  [Read More…]

Every Oculus Go error message, and what you can do to fix them

Get to the bottom of the problem

If you’ve been experiencing any error messages when trying to use your Oculus Go I’m gonna help you out. I’ve collected all the error messages and weird pop-ups people have experienced in the Oculus Go and what I did to get them to go away.

If you find that you had experienced one and it’s not listed, let me know in the comment section below.

Thread priority security exception. Make  [Read More…]

How to use Live message on the Galaxy Note 8

You can add some flair and personality to your messages by using Live message on the Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a great phone that gives you more control over aspects of your experience using the S Pen. One of these great features is Live message, a widget that lets you animate messages using text, drawing, and backgrounds. We’ve got the details on how to use it right here!

How to create a live  [Read More…]