Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature

Buried inside Twitter’s  Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better a home for sensitive communications that often end up on encrypted messaging apps like Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp. The encyrpted DMs option was first spotted inside the Twitter for … More Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature

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AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps like Facebook and WhatsApp having conquered chat, AOL is giving up the … More AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

Instagram surpasses 700 million active users

Instagram now has 700 million active users, breaking another important milestone. The new mark is especially impressive when you consider how fast Instagram reached it. After announcing it had reached 600 million users back in December, it has taken the service four months to grow by 100 million. Instagram has put a great focus on making its … More Instagram surpasses 700 million active users

Twitter’s Obsolete?

This article was found on Google Plus. The microblogging service Twitter debuted five years ago, and by all accounts it’s one of the great success stories of the social media era. Twitter boasts 200 million users and 350 billion tweets per day, and it’s a ubiquitous reference on mainstream TV. Visit Twitter today, and it’s … More Twitter’s Obsolete?