A month after Facebook added free VoIP calling to the Canadian version of its over-the-top Messenger application for Google's Android, the social networking giant is now extending the feature to Messenger users in the U.S., concurrently integrating voice services into its fledgling Home launcher.
NEW YORK--WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said users of its messaging app across all mobile platforms now transmit roughly 20 billion messages daily (inclduing 8 billion inbound and 12 billion outbound).
Facebook is extending its new Chat Heads messaging multitasking feature to its standalone Facebook Messenger application for Google's Android.
Two months after adding free VoIP calling to the North American versions of its standalone Messenger application for Apple's iOS, Facebook is expanding the feature to the U.K. market, enabling users to make free calls criss-crossing both sides of the Atlantic
Facebook is reportedly teaming with manufacturer HTC on a new social networking-themed smartphone that pre-installs a number of popular Facebook applications.
BARCELONA, Spain--Viber CEO Talmon Marco said joyn--a rival messaging service being offered by some wireless carriers--will not be successful. He also said Viber is open to revenue-sharing deals with wireless carriers and he said the company recently signed its first carrier partnership with operator Axis in Indonesia.