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Signal groups are getting a lot better with @ mentions and admin controls

Signal groups are getting a lot better with @ mentions and admin controls

WhatsApp enjoys mass appeal in the messaging space, while Signal continues to be a popular choice only among privacy enthusiasts, at least in my corner of the world. That perception about Signal is rapidly changing, thanks in large part to the constant inflow of new features that bring it closer to its peers. The latest feature update focuses on Signal groups, bringing some admin controls and an option for direct mentions.

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Google Groups on mobile gets its long-overdue Material Design refresh

Google Groups on mobile gets its long-overdue Material Design refresh

For almost as long as we can remember, Google Groups has paid almost zero attention to its interface. Things turned around for the desktop version of the service back in March when it got its first design refresh in years, but the mobile site was still left stuck with an even older and more dated UI. That’s going to change pretty soon, as the company has announced a Material Design treatment for Google Groups in mobile browsers, bringing it on par with many of its mainstream web apps.

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First look: Google Duo tests group calling feature and low light mode

First look: Google Duo tests group calling feature and low light mode

Group calling and a low light mode in Google Duo have been rumored for some time, but we now have our first glimpse of the features in action. Cody found evidence for groups in a teardown back in March, with hints of low light mode appearing in November. Thanks to an anonymous source, we have screens of both.

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Alexa now supports adding smart home devices to groups using just your voice

Alexa now supports adding smart home devices to groups using just your voice

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Facebook opens 'Watch Party' group video watching to all

Facebook opens 'Watch Party' group video watching to all

Ever wanted to watch Facebook videos in sync with friends over the internet? Well, apparently somebody has. To that end, Facebook is opening a feature called Watch Party to all Facebook Groups. Watch Party lets users of the social media platform synchronize their viewing of video content with others and chat about it in real time.

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[Update: 'Only admins can send' feature also added] WhatsApp's new group features are rolling out to everyone [APK Download]

[Update: 'Only admins can send' feature also added] WhatsApp's new group features are rolling out to everyone [APK Download]

At the start of this month, WhatsApp added some new features to group conversations in the beta version of the Android app. Those features and more are now rolling out to everyone in the stable channel, and they include expanded admin controls, group catch-up, and participant search.

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Telegram 4.3 adds better replies in groups, a new contact invite system, and more [APK Download]

Telegram 4.3 adds better replies in groups, a new contact invite system, and more [APK Download]

I've come to expect great things from every new Telegram update. Each one seems to enhance the quality-of-life for the users, and the latest brings some of those. Version 4.3 adds a much better group mentions and reply system, an overhauled UI for inviting contacts to join Telegram, and other minor improvements.

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Facebook says goodbye to the Groups app on September 1

Facebook says goodbye to the Groups app on September 1

In its quest to bring all of the things into the core application, Facebook has decided to sunset the Groups app on September 1. If you're not deep in the FB world, then you might be forgiven for forgetting that this even existed — I sure did.

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Microsoft adds Groups collaboration tool to the Android Outlook app

Microsoft adds Groups collaboration tool to the Android Outlook app

Fans of Microsoft's Outlook will be pleased to hear that last year's most useful new feature is now coming to the Android app. Outlook Groups has had its own distinct app for a while, but after introducing the smart collaboration tool to the desktop email client it was just a matter of time before it was included in the Android Outlook app proper. That time is now.

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Tilt Allows Your Group To Easily Collect Money For Crowdfunding Goals

Tilt Allows Your Group To Easily Collect Money For Crowdfunding Goals

So your church group decides to pay for a new well somewhere that needs it. You'll have to collect $20 from each person, then bundle it all up and make sure no one's welching. That's a considerable amount of work for a big group, not to mention a lot of awkward conversations - you can only hear "I left my wallet at home" so many times before you snap, earning a scornful look from the deacon and a thrashing from your grandma after Sunday pot roast.

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Tilt (formerly CrowdTilt) hopes to alleviate that problem, and by association, reduce the number of octogenarians with strained slappin' hands.

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