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Beeper promises chat app unity and iMessage on Android

Beeper promises chat app unity and iMessage on Android

Many Android fans believe in a sort of holy grail: That iMessage can somehow be brought to Android. Almost everything else when moving from iOS to Android has a workaround, an app, or some way to accommodate it, though iMessage remains an Apple-controlled platform exclusive with a dominating presence in the US market. But a new app formally launching today called Beeper aims to change that, delivering not just iMessage for Android, but a single unified messaging app for all your other services, too, like Telegram, Slack, Signal, Twitter DMs, Discord, Hangouts, and even IRC.

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Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

It's been four years since Microsoft introduced Teams, its answer to Slack. The service announced that it would be putting more emphasis on personal usage earlier this year, and  some new features focused on such use cases came to the Android app this summer. Now Microsoft is debuting a slew of new features meant to make managing personal communication easier for those who use Teams, as well as those who don't.

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Slack's redesigned mobile interface goes live for everyone

Slack's redesigned mobile interface goes live for everyone

Slack is silently testing a new interface in the latest beta version of the app for Android. Though the changelog for the release doesn't mention it, the UI has received a serious overhaul, with an iOS-style bottom navigation bar replacing the old side slide-out one in what the company calls a "simpler, more organized Slack."

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Slack finally lets us set custom message reminder times, because not everyone starts work at 9am

Slack finally lets us set custom message reminder times, because not everyone starts work at 9am

With many companies having moved to remote work, staying in touch with the rest of your team can be a challenge. Many of you are new to online team communication platforms, but here on Android Police, we've been using them for several years. Our choice is Slack, and we're happy the service has finally added custom message reminder times. If you're wondering what that is, allow me to explain.

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Google wants to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams by making another messaging service

Google wants to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams by making another messaging service

Google has so far had a love-hate relationship with messaging services, as it threw several of them against the wall, but only a few stuck, and that too not for long. But this didn’t deter the company from renewing its efforts to make another attempt, this time for businesses. A report by The Information suggests that Google could unify its existing communication services into a workplace-oriented app to stand against Slack and Microsoft Teams.

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Google Assistant can now read and reply to messages from WhatsApp, Google Voice, others

Google Assistant can now read and reply to messages from WhatsApp, Google Voice, others

Google Assistant has always been able to read SMS texts sent to you over the native Messages app or Hangouts. But billions of users around the world rely on other messaging services for their daily communication, and those apps, as far as we know, were off-limits for Assistant's reading ability (some let you send but not read). That's no longer the case now.

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Dropbox gets a makeover with updated desktop app, new Slack and Zoom integration

Dropbox gets a makeover with updated desktop app, new Slack and Zoom integration

If you happen to prefer Dropbox as your (or your employer's) cloud storage solution of choice, you might've had fleeting thoughts about how difficult it's been to navigate through its user interface — whether it's on mobile or on your desktop or laptop. Now, the company has decided that far from its service being just a box in the sky, it has created new macOS and Windows apps to act as a hub for communications, file sharing, and crafting with a clean and adaptive design.

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[Update: Now in stable] Slack app gets Google Smart Lock support in latest beta

[Update: Now in stable] Slack app gets Google Smart Lock support in latest beta

If memory serves, being forced to sign into Slack for all eternity is one of the circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno. Even if that's a completely fabricated statement (which it is), it drives home the point of how annoying Slack sign-ins can be. Now, it's slightly less terrible on Android thanks to Smart Lock support.

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Slack's new dark mode means you've got no excuses for not staying up to work all night

Slack's new dark mode means you've got no excuses for not staying up to work all night

Google is taking its sweet time giving Android a proper dark UI mode, leaving individual developers to pick up the slack. Speaking of Slack, that app is finally getting dark mode support, according to the company's website. No more frying your retinas if you have to pop into a chat room at night. In fact, you can stay up all night working now. Yay.

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Slack buys Hipchat and Stride from Atlassian, only to shut them down

Slack buys Hipchat and Stride from Atlassian, only to shut them down

Here at AP, we currently use Slack to communicate with and send messages to our colleagues. It's a great tool, and we don't have any real complaints. Prior to our migration to Slack around two years ago, though, we used Hipchat. That Atlassian service, along with Stride, has now been purchased (and shut down) by Slack.

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