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Upgrading messaging on Android in the U.S. with RCS

Upgrading messaging on Android in the U.S. with RCS

Sanaz Ahari Product Management Director Published Nov 14, 2019 Our Messages app brings you a seamless and helpful messaging experience on Android, from connecting you on mobile and desktop, giving you suggestions from the Google Assistant, and making it easy to search your conversations.To make your conversations more seamless, we’ve worked on upgrading traditional SMS…
Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company...

Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, we’ve confirmed — the first funding amount it has ever disclosed — and alongside that external financing, it moved its…
RCS Messaging and DSDS support comes to Pixel 4 on Google Fi – 9to5Google

RCS Messaging and DSDS support comes to Pixel 4 on Google Fi – 9to5Google

Despite missteps and issues, if you happen to have a Pixel 4 on Google Fi, you can now enable RCS messaging with DSDS support also added. A tweet by Sanaz Ahari, the Senior Director of Product & Design at Google confirmed that DSDS support has been rolled out to the Pixel 4, Google Fi subscribers…
How to enable RCS messaging on your phone, regardless of carrier – Android Authority

How to enable RCS messaging on your phone, regardless of carrier – Android Authority

RCS messaging is meant to be the next evolution of SMS, bringing a variety of nifty features to the table to rival Apple’s iMessage. But the truth is that many carriers around the world are dragging their feet in implementing the feature.Now, a tutorial on reddit has shown users how to enable RCS on almost…
Weekend poll: What app do you use for SMS or RCS messaging? – Android Police

Weekend poll: What app do you use for SMS or RCS messaging? – Android...

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Siri will soon default to the messaging apps you prefer, not just iMessage

Siri will soon default to the messaging apps you prefer, not just iMessage

In a software update coming this year, Apple will allow Siri to use third-party messaging apps by default, Bloomberg reports. It will later expand to phone apps for making calls. Currently, if you want Siri to message or call a contact using WhatsApp or Skype, for example, you need to specifically mention those apps. Otherwise,…
Messaging app Kik shuts down as company focuses on Kin, its cryptocurrency

Messaging app Kik shuts down as company focuses on Kin, its cryptocurrency

Kik Interactive CEO Ted Livingston announced today that the company is shutting down Kik Messenger to focus on its cryptocurrency Kin, the target of a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s team will be reduced to 19 people, a reduction that will affect over 100 employees, as it focuses on converting…
Encrypted messaging is becoming more popular, and child advocates are worried

Encrypted messaging is becoming more popular, and child advocates are worried

Around the world, countries and corporations are rethinking their relationship with encryption. In the wake of terrorist attacks, legislation in India and Australia has sought to give law enforcement access to encrypted communications, in moves that could threaten the security of encryption around the world. In the United States, Apple has staked its reputation on…
Exclusive: Messaging app Telegram moves to protect identity of Hong Kong protesters

Exclusive: Messaging app Telegram moves to protect identity of Hong Kong protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by Chinese authorities, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort. FILE PHOTO: Protesters check their phones as they take part in a protest inside the Yuen Long MTR…
The safest messaging apps

The safest messaging apps

What the messaging service keeps on their servers also matters. Even without reading your texts, law enforcement could make deductions from its metadata -- like who you've been talking to and when -- or from your uploaded contact list. Or perhaps you've backed up your entire chat history in the cloud.Messaging apps may come with…

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Big lifestyle changes ‘needed to cut emissions’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption We need to change our behaviours and our lifestyles, says Sir Ian People must use less transport, eat less red meat and buy fewer clothes if the UK is to virtually halt greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government's chief environment scientist has warned.Prof Sir Ian Boyd said the…

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