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Video chat app Glide is now on Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile

February 11, 2016 |

Send short video messages to friends

Glide video messenger is now available on Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile, allowing you to send short inline videos to the people in the chat. The app supports up to 50 users … Read More

People app for Windows 10 Mobile updated with GroupMe support

December 3, 2015 |

Microsoft updated the People App for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

The People app for Windows 10 has been updated to version 3351, up from build 3070. The updated version of the mobile app has a new feature – … Read More

GroupMe messaging app released for Windows 10 Mobile

November 16, 2015 |

Microsoft launches a redesigned GroupMe app

Microsoft’s GroupMe texting app for Windows 10 smartphones has been rebuilt from the ground, specifically for the new mobile platform.

The app allows you to send and receive free messages from a … Read More

Facebook Messenger gets a rare update with new features

September 4, 2015 |

The app now supports sending messages in the background

Facebook does not often update its Messenger app for Windows Phone, but now we have a significant update with some new features and improvements. The new version of the messenger, 11.0.1, … Read More

Skype Qik and Fhotoroom pick up new features in latest updates

December 12, 2014 |

New menu for Skype Qik, new editing tools for Fhotoroom

Two of the apps we are following closely at Windows Phone Area have gained new features in latest updates. For Skype Qik, the new instant video messaging app, the update … Read More

BBM updated with temporary messages and stickers  

December 4, 2014 |

Version 2.0.0.14 is now live in the store 

A new update has been rolled out to BBM Beta for Windows Phone devices bringing a number of new features and improvements to the instant messenger. BBM Beta v.2.0.0.14 comes with stickers, … Read More

6snap gets design improvements and latest Snapchat API

November 18, 2014 |

Version 3.3.0.1 is live in the store

The new version of the unofficial Snapchat client, 6snap, is now back in the Store after being pulled after crashing on people’s phones. Version 3.3.0.1 fixes the crashing issue and brings a number … Read More

WhatsApp app gains new features

October 31, 2014 |

Crop & Rotate photos, share location, and more

The popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp got a new update for Windows smartphones. Version 2.11.586 is now live in the Windows Phone store bringing several new capabilities and improvements to the users. … Read More

Drawing function comes to Skype for Windows Phone

October 20, 2014 |

New features and improvements for Skype

Today Skype has been updated for Windows Phone by Microsoft. The new feature gives the ability to draw on the screen which allows users to add many different objects and drawings to photos, images … Read More

Skype Qik – a new video messaging app

October 15, 2014 |

Send video clips instead of text messages

Microsoft released a new cross-platform video messaging app called Skype Qik. The app, launched yesterday for Windows Phone, iOS and Android, allows you to send short video clips (up to 42 seconds) to … Read More

Windows Phone now has a Snapchat competitor – WindUp

August 15, 2014 |

Whilst an Official Snapchat client is still missing for our platform and different third party apps face issues related to connectivity and performance, Microsoft Research tries to fill the gap in time-limited messaging services by launching an exclusive Windows Phone … Read More

Facebook Messenger adds the ability to send voice messages

August 14, 2014 |

Two months after updating its Messenger with video sharing, Facebook has added more new features and improvements to its Windows Phone app. Version 7.0.0 is now live in the Store so you can update the old version and enjoy some … Read More