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Telegram Premium makes an appearance on latest iOS beta, offers exclusive stickers and reactions

Telegram is one of the most feature-packed instant messaging apps out there. Since its inception, Telegram’s funding has largely come out of the pocket of Pavel Durov, the founder of the service. But as the service continues to amass new users and climbs new heights of success, the start-up is now looking for ways to...

WhatsApp is working on a dedicated “Community” tab

After rolling out new voice messaging features to all users, WhatsApp is now working on a dedicated "Community" tab. We first learned about the tab in early March. Now more details have emerged about this upcoming feature. According to WABetainfo, WhatsApp will soon introduce a dedicated Community tab on Android and iOS. It would appear on...

WhatsApp may soon let you share files as large as 2GB

WhatsApp isn't the best messaging app for sending large files. If you want to send 4K videos or large documents, something like Telegram would be a better option. That's because WhatsApp has a file limit of 100MB. But that's set to change soon as WhatsApp is reportedly working on increasing the file size limit. According to...

[Update: First look] APK Teardown: Signal is working on a Snapchat-style Stories feature

It was Snapchat that introduced the concept of Stories, a feature that lets you post ephemeral photos or videos that disappear after 24 hours. The feature was a massive hit among Snapchat users and helped the platform grow exponentially after its introduction in 2013. The success of Snapchat Stories led to several copycats, with Instagram...

Latest WhatsApp update brings rich document previews

WhatsApp is one of the best instant messaging apps out there, and while it's not as feature-packed and powerful as Telegram, it's always getting better with new improvements and features. Case in point: WhatsApp is rolling out a new update that brings improved document previews. As spotted by WABetainfo, WhatsApp is rolling out a new and...

WhatsApp’s new global voice note player makes its way to desktop

WhatsApp has picked up a number of features and improvements over the past few months. Most recently, the iOS app gained a new global voice note player that allows users to continue to listen to voice notes in the background. Now WhatsApp is looking to expand this feature to the desktop app. According to WABetainfo, the...

WhatsApp may soon add new drawing tools for images and videos

WhatsApp is reportedly working on some new drawing tools for images and videos. While WhatsApp has long offered the ability to draw over media, it currently doesn’t let you change the size of the pencil. But that may change soon as new evidence in the latest WhatsApp beta app suggests that additional pencil options are...

Telegram 8.3 lets you restrict message forwarding, makes it easier to delete older chats

After rolling out Telegram 8.2 just last week, Telegram is back again with a brand new update for its messaging service. Telegram 8.3 is here and it includes several new enhancements such as Protected Content, the ability to easily delete old chat history, global themes, a new option to post anonymously in public groups and...

Signal’s new monetization feature makes it easier to make donations

Signal, the privacy-focused instant messaging app that shot to popularity after WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy change, is adding a new monetization feature into its app. Unlike its rival instant messaging services, Signal runs entirely on donations and this new feature will make it easier for users to make monetary contributions and support and sustain the...

These are the Best Messaging Apps: WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and more!

Instant messaging has revolutionized the way the world works. Most of us got our first spin with it during the height of MSN Messenger from its launch in 1999. Now the rise of smartphones has changed the way instant messaging works again. However, there's not a single, one-size-fits-all solution for messaging just yet. There are...

Telegram will soon let you schedule voice chats in channels

In March this year, Telegram rolled out a significant update that added Voice Chat support in Channels. The feature also got a couple of additional upgrades that improved the Voice Chat experience. Telegram is now rolling out another update on the beta channel that enhances the feature even further. As per a recent TestingCatalog report, Telegram v7.7.0...

How Allo and Duo Want to Complicate Messaging by Fracturing the Market

I remember back in 2013 when Google unveiled Hangouts, it was a breath of fresh air. Finally, a true cross-platform integrated messaging program to compete with iMessage and BBM. Finally, an easy way to integrate SMS, Google Voice, and all the bonus features that come with instant messaging into one app, which would sync across...