Don't-Miss Stories

megachat test

Kim Dotcom takes on Skype with end-to-end encrypted video calling service

MegaChat opens up for public testing


WhatsApp comes to your browser, with a catch

Users can pair the app to a Web client in Google's Chrome browser


Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

kakao talk

Kakao Talk adds encrypted 'secret chat' feature amid privacy worries

Secret Chat offers end-to-end encryption on messages

press family

New communications app Wire tones down encryption claims

During its launch this week, Wire promised a Skype built with today's technologies. But when it comes to use privacy the new service doesn't appear to be that different than other platforms that came before it.


Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac and Linux

Just like the mobile version, Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace. But there's one thing it can't do on the new platforms that's pretty important.

Twitter’s tweet-sharing is first small step in larger messaging revamp

The network promised a lot of great changes are coming to direct messages in the next year. The first is here.

WhatsApp on iOS

WhatsApp now using end-to-end encryption in its Android app

It's the largest messaging service to roll out this type of security option.

messenger intro

Google's new Messenger app just adds more clutter to your Home screen

You don't need this app to send text messages. I'm actually struggling to understand who needs a separate SMS app when there's Hangouts.

twitter wall street

Changes coming to Twitter: Videos, timeline highlights, and new ways to chat

Twitter outlined new features and how it plans to draw in the 500 million people who use the network without signing in.