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Facebook adds 'caller ID' to Messenger app

Facebook is actively rolling out a new feature for its Messenger app that provides recipients with more information about who is contacting them. This, in turn, will help users determine if the person reaching out is an old friend /…

Microsoft adds Skype-powered chat to Office Online

Office Online users will soon be able to chat in real-time with others while collaborating on documents. Microsoft has announced that it has added a built-in Skype chat feature to the browser-based version of its productivity suite. Dubbed Document chat, the feature will…

BitTorrent unveils its new P2P messaging platform Bleep

Less than an year after announcing plans to build a secure chat system, BitTorrent yesterday unveiled its new privacy and security focused messaging platform Bleep. Unlike other popular chat clients like Hangouts, AIM, or Skype, Bleep lets you exchange information…

Google Voice finds a new home in Google+ Hangouts

Google Voice has found a new home within Hangouts in Google+. Last week at Google I/O, the new standalone version of Hangouts was unveiled as an amalgam of all current Google messaging products with the exception of Google Voice.

Messaging on chat apps now more popular than SMS texting

A growing number of mobile users are turning to chat apps to communicate with friends and family, shunning text messaging plans that once served as major cash cows for wireless providers. Daily traffic from services like iMessage, BlackBerry Messenger and…