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Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says InternetNZ

Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says InternetNZ Research conducted by InternetNZ last year found that 72% of Kiwis are concerned about personal data security, and 67% are concerned about threats to their privacy.These apps have higher privacy levels due to encryption, Kiwis still need to be aware that not all apps have these services.

Japan's largest messenger app is taking on Slack with chat for work

Japan's largest messenger app is taking on Slack with chat for work Japan's most popular messenger app Line announced on Thursday the launch of Line Works, its chat app for offices.The company, which is owned by South Korean web firm Naver, has an average of 218 million monthly active users, and is immensely popular in Japan and other Asian countries such as Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Yet another chatbot may be on its way to Google’s Allo

Yet another chatbot may be on its way to Google’s Allo Why it matters to you Allo wasn't just the debut of a new messaging app -- it also introduced Google Assistant.0 update, Allo is getting a voting chatbot that lets groups vote on just about anything — such as a place to grab a bite.

Google, Telenor to bring RCS messaging to more than 200 million subscribers

Google, Telenor to bring RCS messaging to more than 200 million subscribers More: T-Mobile may be following Sprint and Rogers to offer RCS in Google Messenger Telenor subscribers in markets where RCS is launched will automatically get access to the new platform via a software update.But RCS is far from an agreed-upon — or widely adopted — standard.

Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages for a unified RCS experience

Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages for a unified RCS experience Following Sprint, Rogers, and Telenor, four new telecommunications providers will now support Google’s RCS Jibe platform: Vodafone Group, Globe Telecom, Orange, and Deutsche Telekom.To enforce a seamless experience on these networks, Google is also rebranding Messenger, the default texting application on some Android devices, to Android Messages.

Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group discussion platform

Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group discussion platform Yet another Google service is being sent to the graveyard.The goal of the service was to help groups organize conversations around specific topics — and it functioned less as a messaging service and more like a group forum app.

Could text, not voice, be the best way to interact with smart appliances?

Could text, not voice, be the best way to interact with smart appliances? As well as being less intrusive, texting makes the interaction method hardware agnostic, letting anything become part of your smart and connected home.One of the biggest problems associated with voice commands is that they can be distracting or intrusive.

Can this dating app end ghosting for good?

Can this dating app end ghosting for good? You’ve probably heard of the high-end, exclusive dating app The League.But, wait, how will knowing someone has seen your message end ghosting?

Tap into your emotions with Facebook Messenger's new features

Tap into your emotions with Facebook Messenger's new features Messenger has cemented itself as a core app in devices around the world and now it has evolved even more with the introduction of two new features.If you find yourself stuck for words to show how happy you are, Facebook's new addition of Message Reactions aims to make communicating online more convenient.

Want your matches to message you back? These are the emojis you need.

Want your matches to message you back? These are the emojis you need. They've figured out which emojis are most likely to help and hurt you in your quest to find love.If you’re trying to woo a woman, you might want to pick one of these to include in your opener: 💁, 😋, 😛, or 😏.

So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platform bids users adieu

So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platform bids users adieu The controversial messaging app, which has always felt oddly like a real life “Gossip Girl,” announced on Friday that it was disbanding.” For awhile, Yik Yak looked to be on its way to something huge.

Happy 20th birthday to my first true love: AOL's Instant Messenger

Happy 20th birthday to my first true love: AOL's Instant Messenger In the heady days of 1997, when AOL Instant Messenger came into the world, there was nothing else like it.Conceived within the hallowed halls of AOL, AIM introduced a large swath of early internet consumers to an idea that would be seized on by any number of multi-billion-dollar companies: You, but online.

Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages

Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages The government blocked Telegram on the web last Friday, threatening to block the app after, if the company did not address illegal content on it.In response, Telegram said on Sunday it would put together a team of moderators to actively remove "terrorist-related content.

Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship

Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship Chinese Whatsapp users are fearing that the app is being blocked in the country.On Tuesday, users found they weren't able to send pictures or videos across.

Guy scored his first Tinder date using a poem and we are as surprised as he is

Guy scored his first Tinder date using a poem and we are as surprised as he is Roses are red, don't be a jerk, do these kind of poems, actually work?Reddit user Geecher posted a screenshot of a very successful interaction he recently had on the dating app, with the title, "Huh, I've been on tinder for a while and was always too chicken to actually ask a girl on a date.

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily The company announced on Wednesday it has reached one billion daily active users (on both desktop and mobile) up from the on billion monthly users it announced last year.3 billion monthly active users WhatsApp announced in conjunction with its one billion daily active users even tops even Facebook Messenger's 1.

Uber is rolling out in-app messaging between drivers and riders

Uber is rolling out in-app messaging between drivers and riders Before this feature, Uber users simply had to stand around waiting until their driver arrived.The new in-app messaging can be found at the bottom of the Uber feed.

Here it is: the worst Tinder name pun you've ever seen

Here it is: the worst Tinder name pun you've ever seen Just when you thought you’d seen it all, the Tinder name punning trend has sunk to an even deeper level of shame.This one is really so bad that you almost have to give its creator credit.

Islands, a new messaging app, is taking over college campuses

Islands, a new messaging app, is taking over college campuses That's why he's at the University of Alabama with his new app, Islands.You’re deciding if you like X or Y," Isenberg said via FaceTime as he strolled the Alabama campus.