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Android users might be able to send SMS from a web browser soon

Google’s Android Messages app is an SMS app that lets you send text messages, group texts, pictures, video, and audio messages from an Android phone. It’s not necessarily the most advanced SMS app around, but it supports a few special features including emoji, stickers, and location sharing. Soon there may be one more good reason to […]

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Amazon Alexa now lets you send SMS messages by voice (if you have an Android phone)

Amazon’s Alexa voice service lets you get answers to questions, set reminders, listen to music, and shop by talking to an Echo smart speaker or other Alexa-enabled device. Recently Amazon also started adding support for calling and messaging, allowing Alexa users to place voice or video calls or send messages to other users. Now you […]

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WhatsApp mobile messenger launches desktop clients (Windows and OS X)

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the world’s most popular instant messaging service. It may not be hugely popular in the US, but it’s replaced SMS as the preferred method of text-based, phone-to-phone communication for nearly a billion users. But now you don’t need to unlock your phone to use WhatsApp. There’s been a web interface […]

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With nearly a billion users, WhatsApp ends subscription fees, seeks new revenue models

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has about 990 million users. That’s more than twice the number the company had when Facebook acquired the business two years ago. You’d think it would be easy to make money with an app with that kind of user base, but WhatsApp has focused on expansion more than monetization. Now the company […]