The platform has attracted nearly 500 million active users since its launch by Durov and his brother Nikolai in 2013.
TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order
The twin executive orders that will take effect in 45 days, cited national security concerns.
Google launches Hangouts Chat for workplaces on the G Suite, to take on competition from Slack and Microsoft Teams
Hangouts launched as a free service in 2013. But Google began tuning it for businesses when the company expanded enterprise sales efforts.
WhatsApp users across the world, heaved a sigh of relief on Friday after the instant messaging app was restored after it went down globally.
WhatsApp "Delete for Everyone" feature is implemented in a way that just invites unnecessary questions
The feature was presumably introduced to save users the embarrassment of having to say "sorry wrong chat".
You have seven minutes to delete the message after it's sent.
The administrators on WhatsApp groups will soon be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description.
The shutdown comes 20 years after the launch of AIM, which became a wildly popular feature of AOL, the largest internet provider at the time.
Messaging apps like WhatsApp, and Viber are exposed to hacking because they are unaware of security options like an 'authentication ceremony'.
Instant messaging app Telegram has been updated to Telegram 4.1 and it comes with a host of new features.
Introduced in 2005, Google Talk has now been replaced by Hangout which operates on both, Android and iOS apps, other than Chrome.
The Delhi High Court had allowed the use of WhatsApp and emails in judicial proceedings from 4 May.
For a good portion of its existence, WhatsApp was available on ancient phones, as well as feature phones, which made communication democratic and cheap.
If you thought the Reaction button was a cool idea on Facebook (instead of a boring old "like") then you will be happy to know that it's soon coming to Messenger.
The Delhi High Court recently ruled that Whatsapp group administrators are not responsible for the content posted on the group by other members.
Telegram just released a new version, with Instant View for articles, a blogging platform called telegraph and a jump to date feature.
For the elderly in India, mobile messaging with call option has changed the way they used to communicate with their loved ones in the past.
WeChat, an instant messaging application by Chinese giant TenCent was hacked. According to statement by TenCent in an official blog post, it said that a vulnerability in the iOS app was exploited in version 6.2.5 of the app.
In a new innovative approach, FireChat, a mobile app for iOS and Android, lets users chat and message each other without having a working mobile data connection.