Questions tagged [instant-messaging]

Abbreviated IM, a type of communications service that enables you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet, analagous to a telephone conversation but using text-based, not voice-based, communication.

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Add Multiple-Contact Messages Widget To Home Screen

Is there a way to add a messages widget to the home screen for a conversation with multiple contacts?
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Where does Google's Allo store (private) messages and media?

I suppose that messages and media sent and received in incognito mode are encrypted but they have to be stored or at least cached somewhere on the device as long as the timer, if any, has not finished....
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how to use two diferent numbers in the same phone via whatsapp?

My phone just went broken last night, and I have another but I don't want to change the sim card, so I'm wondering if its possible to run 2 numbers on the same phone. I have heard there is a chance ...
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Can I really edit my Telegram messages only with the desktop client?

I use Telegram both on my desktop and my mobile phone. On the desktop, I can edit messages I've sent, but on the mobile Telegram client I can't find this option anywhere. Does it really not exist or ...
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No fetching of instant messages and e-mail after update to Oreo 8.1

I have a Blackberry keyone that got updated last week to android 8.1, and after that update I need to open Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger Lite, GMail and other similar apps manually to receive the ...
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Transfer Facebook Messenger messages from one phone to another

I am using Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account (only a mobile number), and would like to transfer my messages from one Android phone to another. What is the best way to do this? I have ...
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Whatsapp messages dissappearing

On Samsung Galaxy A5 Whatsapp most of the chats are dissappearing by itself. My mother is using this phone and its backs-up to Google Drive on a daily basis. I checked and can confirm that the ...
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How can I update my password in Cisco Jabber without having to reset Jabber?

I have changed my password in Cisco Jabber through some non-Android device. I also use Cisco Jabber on Android though. How can I update my password in Cisco Jabber for Android without having to reset ...
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Need for Secondary Contact Storage Space accessible only for CallerId

The contacts storage in android is pretty much standardised and is unified among all apps, and accessible depending on the permission level. However, I need a way to store some contacts which should ...
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How can I use multiple accounts with Telegram?

There is a question here but that is for Ubuntu on PC. I have the same question for an android device. Is there a way to have two copies of telegram app in Android each with a different account? ...
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How can I forward a section of a WhatsApp conversation?

Suppose I had this conversation with someone on WhatsApp, consisting of several messages going back-and-forth. Now, I would like to forward that exchange to someone else... on WhatsApp via a plain-...
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Strange text message

#tps#16#tpe# if you don't need time for error correction, #lks#click here#lke#. What is this??
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Will my deleted text message still be sent?

I wrote a very long text message and pressed send, while mobile data was off. My phone displayed an error that the message will be sent when I activate mobile data. Before activating mobile data and ...
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Group messaging on Samsung J2

How do you do group messaging on a Samsung J2? I can send out a group message but when people reply, it comes in as individual texts, not in a group conversation. I cannot find the option to turn on ...
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WhatsApp: Frequently sleeping

I have three Android devices. Lenovo A7000 with Stock ROM Lollipop 5.0 HTC Desire 620G with Stock ROM KitKat Samsung galaxy Tab 2 with custom ROM (Resurrection ROM) Lollipop 5.0.2. In all these ...
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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How can i stop Call Broadcast massages in micromax yu yunique

getting lots of msg from CB channel in my micromax yu yunique cell. Please let me how can i stop. I have checked many time in my massage setting but i didn't get hug results. can help me, So let me ...
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What is the point of archive in the Hangouts messaging app?

Is the archive in Hangouts storing the messages somewhere or is it just hiding them from the inbox?
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In Chatsecure conversations, what is the meaning of the little ticks and crosses?

I noticed that after each message when OTR is enabled, 2 little ticks or crosses appear in the message bubble. Sometimes they change color from black to white. What is the meaning of these indicators?...
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Visible to only some people on Whatsapp? [closed]

I am afraid of using whatsapp just to avoid so many unwanted messages or unnecessary people contacting you. Just wondering, is it possible that am visible on whatsapp to ONLY some people (all my ...
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Wrong picture default in messages can't change

I accidentally set my text message pictures to open to a printer. I have tried everything I can think of and I can't change the default back so I can't open any pictures now
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Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
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What does this icon mean, in the stock messenger app?

Pretty straightforward; when viewing the list of recent contacts/conversations, the stock messenger app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 shows this icon, but for only the one conversation. I don't know if it'...
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IRC client with XDCC support

Honestly, I haven't installed and checked all irc clients for Android, nevertheless I wasn't able to google any. Does it exist? If yes, mention it, please :)
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When I block somebody in Viber can he still see my online status?

When I block somebody in Viber can he still see my online status? Or will he still receive "delivered" icon?
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Common messenger app for phone and PC [closed]

Is there a way to do messaging on my PC and my Android? In other words, using either has the same contacts and you can see the same messages in both places?
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How can I use Enter to send from a bluetooth keyboard?

I just purchased a Logitech K760 Wireless keyboard for my Nexus 4. I have the keyboard paired properly to my phone, but I am unable to send from the keyboard, when sending IMs via Facebook, Skype, ...
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Client-side encryption of messages across apps

Is it possible to encrypt any message (part) across apps? I'd want client-side encryption using pgp keys (asymmetric public/secret) integrate into multiple apps (like WhatsApp, GoogleTalk, ...), ...
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Google Hangouts keeps history regardless of settings

I use Hangouts to chat with friends. As I don't want to keep history, I set it to be turned off. So whenever I chat, in the input line I see a constant message of "History is turned off". However, ...
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Is imessageonandroid.com really an iMessages app for Android or is it Scam?

I saw on a website that they have an iMessages app that lets you text iPhone user for free just like it is for an iPhone user texting another iPhone user. Do you use our own number, or do you have ...
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Is Android messaging like iMessages?

Does Android have free texting like the iPhone? If I'm texting to another Android user, will it be free like it is for iPhone users, or will I have to pay for the messages? I'm new to the whole ...
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Why can't I stop people from inviting me to group chats on kik?

Someone has been harassing me on kik all week by continually adding me group chats that I did not ask to be part of. The person is blocked, but they are still able to add me to group chats against my ...
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IM+ Disable status string

How to disable status string "On Android with IM+" when using IM+ for skype? I do not want to show that I am away from PC.
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Is there a way to share OTR keys between different applications?

I have IM+ pro installed on my phone and purchased the OTR upgrade. On my linux laptop I have pidgin installed and the OTR plugin active. I set both XMPP resources - laptop and nexus - to the same ...
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Is there a multi-protocol chat client that doesn't require a separate account?

I use Pidgin on all my desktop computers because it's completely cross-platform (even Linux) and really like it. Unfortunately they don't have a mobile app. Is there a mobile chat client that allows ...
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Is there an Android Equivalent to iMessage?

I don't get mobile reception at home and would love to be able to send and receive SMS either via the phone or by computer. I currently use Skype to send SMS but can't receive that way. I have tried ...
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Still visible after I deleted my WhatsApp account

I've deleted my WhatsApp account according to the official instructions. Unfortunately I'm still visible to my friends and they can still send me messages. But with a deleted account that shouldn't ...
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How can I get the QuickContactBadge to show an action for sending Instant Messages?

I'm wondering if there are any instant messaging apps which link to contact data fields and use intents to add a Send Instant Message action to the QuickContactBadge shown in many places when clicking ...
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How to use XMPP/Jabber while switching between networks?

When running a Jabber client what happens (or what should happen) when switching networks (or when losing connectivity and the GSM/UMTS modem reconnects)? Can a mobile Android Jabber client (e.g. ...
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WhatsApp contact's icon not showing

I have WhatsApp installed on my HTC Sensation running Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). I also have other social contact related apps such as Google Voice, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. For my Google ...
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How can I chat with BlackBerry users?

Is there an app that lets me chat with BlackBerry users just by adding their PINs? Something that simulates that my Android phone belongs to the BlackBerry network? I know there are multiplatform ...
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How can I turn off Facebook IM permanently?

Since I got a new google phone (G2) the facebook app has been running constantly. I turn it off and it still is running for some reason. Not a problem except that it always looks like I'm screwing ...
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Why does AIM need my phone number? And why can't it find it?

The stock IM application has been complaining that it "can't access my phone number" when I try to connect to AIM. I've been able to connect when I'm using a wireless connection a few times, but never ...
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Can I make eBuddy be the default instant messanger?

Was wondering if anyone knows of a way to make eBuddy be the default instant messenger. I'm running on a Galaxy S Captivate. When you click on a contact's icon, it pops up a little toolbar with ...
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Are there any Jabber (XMPP) apps out there that support jabber conferencing?

I've tried several, and so far I can't get one that will just work with my work jabber + conferencing (jabber 'rooms'). They all seem mostly clunky. Does anyone have a rec that has worked well for ...