50% more messages are now sent through WhatsApp compared to text messages.
Apple's new iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite 'Continuity' features, which will let you keep up the conversation between multiple devices, won't be ready for launch.
Some Hangouts users are reporting the ability to draw and send pictures to their contacts. It all looks a little sketchy.
A problem with iMessage means texts aren't reaching users who have defected from iPhone to rival operating systems.
Class action suit filed over issue that prevents iMessages reaching former iPhone users who switched to Android
Text and Hangout messages appear in one window without having to toggle back and forth between the two.
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AnalysisFacebook just bought its way into the hands of a whole new user group with its WhatsApp purchase.