Tag: messages

App Review, Applications

Google Calendar bug creates bogus events based on random Gmail content

December 23, 2022

Via: PhoneArena

Imagine finding an upcoming event in the Google Calendar app that you don’t have any recollection of. That appears to be happening to users over the last day or so. The app is using random Gmail messages that have no […]

App Review, Applications

This secret iOS 16 feature lets you filter your messages and see only unreads

September 30, 2022

Via: Laptop Mag

iOS 16 has a lot of huge new features, but there’s one that changes the way you use your Messages app that has been pretty well hidden — the option to filter your messages by unread. There is a tonne […]

iOS, Operating System

iOS 16 beta 2 will resend edited iMessages to iPhone users on older software

June 23, 2022

Via: BGR

iOS 16 brings over several novel features, and you can already try the new iPhone operating system, as long as you have access to a developer account. iOS 16 beta 2 arrived a few weeks after the beta 1 release. […]

iOS, Operating System

iOS 16 beta 2 improves SMS filtering on Messages to iPhone users

June 22, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

As Apple just released iOS 16 beta 2, the company announced on the operating system release notes some new features coming to Messages related to SMS filtering. Here’s everything new about this with beta 2. Apple had already teased in […]

iOS, Operating System

These are the five best features of iOS 16

June 9, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple announced iOS 16 during the WWDC 2022 keynote. The upcoming software for iPhones is full of new features, but there are a few that are going to be extra nice when you can get your hands on iOS 16 […]

App Review, Applications

Discord voice channels now have their own chat rooms

June 1, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Discord is making it easier to share messages with others through its new feature, Text Chat in Voice Channels. This new tool is a Zoom-like text chat feature specifically for Discord voice channels. With this, users can drop a link, […]

App Review, Applications

Instagram was having problems, but it should be fixed now

May 26, 2022

Via: The Verge

If you’re having trouble accessing Instagram right now, you are not the only one. Reports across the internet (Downdetector, Reddit) note issues with Meta’s more-than-just-pictures app, with many people seeing screens saying they’re not logged in, blank image posts, “Welcome […]

App security, Applications

Receive a text from yourself? It’s definitely spam

March 28, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Recently, a slew of people have been receiving spam text messages about their carrier bill – myself included. The message, which says your bill has been paid, includes a link to “a little gift for you.” Most users have also […]

App Review, Applications

How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android and iPhone

June 21, 2021

Via: CellularNews

WhatsApp is a messaging application tied to cellular phone numbers known for its secure end-to-end encryption. The Facebook-owned service allows its over 2 billion users to send text messages and call via voice over IP (VoIP) to other users. The […]

App Review, Applications

Google rolls out Messages end-to-end encryption to everyone

June 16, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Google Messages is finally getting end-to-end encryption, which means your messages will be secure from prying eyes. Google has been testing improved security for its Messages app since last year, but only a limited number of users had access to […]

App Review, Applications

Instagram and Facebook users report messaging issues

December 10, 2020

Via: Mashable

Can’t use Messenger right now? It’s not just you. Users reported issues using Facebook and Instagram on Thursday morning, particularly regarding the messaging services of each platform. Reports began around 9:30 a.m. GMT for users primarily in Europe both also […]

App Review, Applications

WhatsApp now has disappearing messages, but there’s a catch

November 5, 2020

Via: Mashable

Facebook’s WhatsApp has added a much-needed privacy feature: disappearing messages. But it seems that the company has a slightly odd idea of what this feature is for. In a blog post Thursday, WhatsApp introduced the new feature, saying the company’s […]

App Review, Applications

WhatsApp now lets you fact-check forwarded messages

August 4, 2020

Via: Mashable

If you’ve received a link offering a miracle cure for COVID-19, you should know that it’s fake. And yet, so many users just keep forwarding such messages, perhaps with good intentions, but ultimately adding to the confusion and polluting the […]

App security, Applications

WhatsApp says viral message forwarding is down 70% after it took steps to combat COVID-19 misinformation

April 27, 2020

Via: Business Insider

WhatsApp seems to have successfully put a leash on messages going viral on its platform. A spokeswoman told Business Insider it’s seen a huge reduction in viral forwarded messages. “Since putting into place this new limit, globally there has been […]

News and Press

54% of US teens and 36% of parents think they spend too much time on their smartphones

August 27, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

A large-scale survey found that some 54% of US teenagers, and 36% of parents of teens, felt that they spent too much time using their smartphones. The majority of teens and parents alike reported that they felt that family members […]

App Review, Applications

10 tips for preventing Slack burnout

February 20, 2018

Via: Computerworld

There’s no doubt that Slack is popular, with 9 million weekly active users in more than 100 countries, according to the company. But does using the productivity platform truly make you more productive? Or do Slack messages constantly interrupt your […]

App Review

Instagram Adds Live Video and Vanishing Photos

November 22, 2016

Via: WSJ mobile

Taking a page from the playbooks of both Facebook and Snapchat, Instagram introduced two new features Monday: live video streaming and private photos and videos that disappear after being viewed. With ephemeral videos and photo messages, Instagram matches a feature […]

App Review, News and Press

Twitter tweaks tweets to let you say more

September 20, 2016


Twitter’s move Monday should come as no surprise as social media continues to evolve from a niche to a cornerstone of society, said Rod Favaron, CEO of social media marketer Spredfast. “Consumers now expect deeper, more meaningful experiences everywhere on […]


Some Pebble smartwatch owners can now reply to text messages on the watch – but there are catches

November 24, 2015

Via: 9to5Mac

Pebble smartwatches just got a little smarter, allowing some iPhone owners to reply to text messages directly on the watch – something that has so far been possible only on the Apple Watch. Pebble is excited to introduce Text Reply […]

App Review, News and Press

Facebook Takes on Snapchat With Self-Destructing Messages

November 13, 2015

Via: Motherboard

Facebook is now testing a feature that will allow users to send self-destructing messages in Messenger. Obviously, offering this feature is a move to compete with Snapchat—but it’s far from the first time Facebook has done something to take on […]