Category: Instant Messengers
A Brief Discourse on Discord
Ah, Discord. The platform that has taken the online gaming world by storm. But what exactly is it, and why should you care? Let’s take a dive into the basics of Discord, shall we? First and foremost, Discord is a communication platform. It allows people to chat, voice chat, and…
How to Stop Mac Messages from Popping Out and Opening a New Window When You Click on a Message
It has been the bane of Mac users’ existences ever since Big Sur: how to prevent Messages from opening a new chat window when you click on a new message that has arrived? Starting with Big Sur, double clicking, or even just newly clicking, on a new message in Messages (formerly iMessage) when transitioning from any other app causes the new message to be opened in a new window, rather than it just going to the message within the Messages list. This happens whether you have your trackpad set to “tap to click” or you have your trackpad set to require an actual physical click (well, even those aren’t actually physical, so we guess that we should say “actual simulated physical click”).
How to Delete Messages Now that iMessage Doesn’t Have X to Delete Message in Big Sur
Frustrated that iMessage on the Mac doesn’t have the X to delete a message thread any more? Us too. Starting with Big Sur iMessage no longer has the X on which you used to be able to click to easily delete a message conversation. In fact, it’s pretty darned frustrating, and why Apple would remove that handy (and, let’s face it, very small and lightweight) feature is beyond us. However, there you have it.
5 Cool Google Messages Features that are Helping People Stay Connected
Google Messages is messaging developed by Google for Android devices. It enables users to chat, and send MMSs and SMSs.The app has great features that are coming in handy for enhancing interactions with family and friends as the pandemic continues to bite. Here are 5 cool Google Messages features that…
How to Turn Off Emoji in iMessage and Instead Use Text Smiley Faces
Don’t you just hate it when you type a text smiley face such as :-) and your chat program insists on turning your text emoticon into a graphic emoji? Here’s how to turn off emoji in the Mac instant messenger program Messages (formerly known as iChat and iMessage), so that it will instead send and display text-based smiley and other faces.
Project Optic Nerve: British Spooks Looking at Your Yahoo Webcam Chats Surprised to Find So Much T and A
It turns out that the U.S.’ NSA is not the only intelligence agency conducting privacy-invading surveillance on average citizens. The UK’s GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) has been quietly collecting data – including revealing screenshots of breasts and other body parts – from Yahoo webcam chats – under an effort called Project Optic Nerve.
Facebook to Buy 450 Million WhatsApp Users for $19 Billion Package
Facebook has announced that it will buy the international text messaging application What’sApp for $16 billion in cash plus $3 billion worth of Facebook stock. Now, Facebook already has its own message app with Facebook Messenger. So, what does Faceboo want with WhatsApp?
Review of the New MySpace: Better Than Pandora, Nothing Like Facebook, Pinterest or Even the Old MySpace!
The social media world is buzzing with opinions about the new Myspace now that they have released the new version. Ever since it was announced that Justin Timberlake was one of the new partners involved in reviving the dead social media site, the Internet has been flooded with speculations as to how the newly revamped site will compare with Facebook, Pinterest, Pandora, Songza and, of course, how it compares with the old Myspace.
Message to “Change Your Email Address” Mistakenly Sent to Windows Live Users
Countless Microsoft Windows Live Instant Messenger users recieved a message yesterday – a legitimate, genuine message from “email@example.com” – telling them that they needed to change their email address in order to continue using the Windows Live service. The problem was, while it was a real message from Microsoft, it was sent accidentally, and was not true.
Facebook Announces Facebook Chat
Just in case you weren’t spending enough time on Facebook now (you are using Facebook, right? Our Facebook page is here), Facebook has announced that they will be rolling out Facebook Chat within the next few weeks.
One Cool Use for Twitter
If you are like many people, you may be wondering what people see in Twitter – why use Twitter – what do people use Twitter for – what are the uses of Twitter (or, for that matter, even, what is Twitter?)
Get Your Own Personal Web Instant Messenger Chat System – Free! – with Meebo
Have you ever wished that you could have your own private web instant messenger? The best of all instant messengers is your own free instant messaging system, and now you can have a free instant messenger chat system all of your own! Just by using this free, no download instant messenger system you can have folks come use your own personal web instant messenger when they want to talk with you! Plus, this free instant messenger service offers one of the best all in one instant messaging serving websites, providing access to all of the instant messaging programs at once! We’re using it ourselves, and it’s awesome!
The Zipit Wireless Messenger 2 Instant Messaging-Only Device is the Perfect Gift for Teens and Tweens!
If your teen is racking up bills instant messaging on a cell phone, has taken over your computer to instant message their friends, or is pestering you because they “need” a cell phone or some other device to instant message their friends, and if you really would like to let them message their friends, but aren’t ready to give them that cell phone, then the Zip-It Wireless Messenger may be just the ticket!
How to Opt Out of Google Gmail Chat and Turn it Off
If you are one of those people who aren’t the least bit interested in using Google Gmail Chat (Google’s instant message chat program in Gmail, similar to AIM and iChat), you probably want to know how to sign out of Gmail chat. So here’s the information you need to disable Gmail chat – to turn the Google chat “feature” off, and deactivate Google Gmail chat instant messages.
Yahoo Booters are Rogues Who Boot You Out of Yahoo Chat
Have you ever found yourself booted out of Yahoo Chat and you have no idea why? It may be that you have crossed paths with a so-called “Yahoo booter”. Yahoo booters are people who, for whatever reason, will flood your yahoochat session with data, causing you to get dumped out of Yahoochat. Yahoo booting is done typically to annoy or harass the Yahoo booters target.