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Reddit Launches Live Chat Rooms in Subreddits

Last year, Reddit started beta testing community-based chat rooms with a limited number of users. Today, the company made the feature public and explained what it is hoping to achieve with this feature. In a blog post, Reddit product designer ityoclys wrote: “When we started, we knew that most people didn’t personally know other redditors, since the...

NBA Launches Facebook Messenger Bot in Time for the Finals

The NBA has released a chat bot for Facebook Messenger, just in time for the first game of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Today David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, wrote a Facebook post saying that you can start talking to the bot by simply...

Snapchat Redesigns Chat Experience With Stickers, Audio and Video Notes

Snapchat is releasing a major update today that bolsters its chat function with a variety of new multimedia features. The long-rumoured update adds more than 200 stickers featuring walruses, sloths, aliens, and Snapchat's signature ghost, and they can be searched by keyword, as on Facebook Messenger. There are also easier controls for starting a video call, allowing...

Facebook iOS Users to Soon Require Messenger to Use Chat

According to a report from TechCrunch, Facebook is trying to get its users to use the standalone Facebook Messenger app for mobile chat. The company is planning to remove all messaging capabilities from its main Facebook app. Currently, iOS users can chat through the message tab but that will shortly redirect users to download the...