Articles Tagged messaging apps

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Telegram updates desktop app with chat export, night theme

Telegram has updated its mobile and desktop apps with a number of small improvements. Telegram 1.3.13 on desktop gains a new night time theme, options to set notification exceptions, and the long-sought ability to export chat […]

27 August 2018
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Signal Finally Gets a Dedicated Desktop App

A new Signal desktop app has been released for Windows, macOS and Linux. It lets users of the secure messaging service chat on their desktops.

2 November 2017
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YakYak is an Open Source Google Hangouts Desktop App

Meet YakYak, a Google Hangouts desktop app for Linux, Windows and Mac. It supports most Hangout features and has a couple bonus features of its own.

25 October 2017
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The Viber Desktop Linux App Has a New Sharing Menu

A new version of popular messaging app Viber is available for Linux. Viber Desktop versions 6.5.5 introduces a handful of new features to the messaging service, all of them certain to be familiar to users […]

9 March 2017
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Wire, the Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available for Linux

Wire is an open-source messaging service that offers fully encrypted calls, video and group chats — and now it's available for Linux.

11 October 2016
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Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App

It may sound like a memory-management tool, but Rambox is actually a handy way to group all of your messaging and e-mail services in one window.

27 September 2016
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Viber for Linux Rolls Out New Update, Encrypts Messages

Viber for Linux has been updated, adding support for end-to-end encryption of chats, a contact forwarding feature, and drag and drop file sharing.

6 May 2016

Franz Brings WhatsApp, Telegram and 12 Other Messaging Apps to Ubuntu

From Telegram to WhatsApp, via Slack and Steam Chat — Franz makes using multiple messaging services more manageable on Ubuntu.

27 April 2016

Facebook Video Chat Now Works in Ubuntu, No Plugin Needed

Facebook video chat now works in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions out-of-the-box using web technologies — no plugin or extra download required.

12 January 2015
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Latest Skype Release Now Available from Ubuntu Software Center

The latest stable release of Skype 4.3 for Linux is available to install from the Ubuntu Software Center on 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS.

2 August 2014

Viber Desktop App for Linux Holds Its Own Against Skype, But Lacks Users

It is often touted as a superior alternative to the perennially popular VoIP service Skype — but is Viber truly able to live up to such claims?

7 April 2014