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Rumourmodo: Facebook Launching Its Own Snapchat-Style App

Facebook is apparently testing its own version of an app which resembles Snapchat, the messaging software which allows users to send “disposable” photographs to each other.


Snapchat Now Self-Destructs Sexy Messages In Under 10 Seconds

The safe sexting app that automatically deletes pictures you send to friends a few seconds after they view it has added something that could get a lot raunchier: videos. Yep, Snapchat does video now. You can record a video up to 10 seconds long and send it to your Snapchat friends. They can only watch it once before it self-destructs into porny oblivion after a few seconds.


Snapchat For Video Is Coming

When Snapchat emerged as the optimal way to send other people sexy photographs of yourself, it was only a matter of time until someone made an identical app for video. Vidburn is that app. It’s coming soon.


Listen To Gizmodo's Editor On ABC's Download This Show

Gizmodo editor Luke Hopewell swung by ABC Radio National this afternoon to chat to Download This Show about the anniversary of the SMS, the state of the Australian taxi industry and how to stay safe online at Christmas.


The Smart Way To Sext

Here we go again, talking about apps for horny people way more than usual. But that’s because there’s a new king: Snapchat. Here’s how to use it wisely.


US Carriers Unite To Create Emergency Texting Service

The four major US carriers have joined forces and agreed to create a nationwide 911 texting service. It will allow their customers to send a text message in the case of emergency rather than making a voice call.


Sexting On Snapchat Isn't As Safe As You Think

You might want to stop sending photos of your junk to other people on Snapchat. It’s not as private as you think. And it could ruin your life if you don’t know what you’re getting into.


The Future Of Texting Is A Mess

SMS messaging turned 20 years old this week, but it feels even older. It’s decrepit and wildly overpriced, and it’s too limited to be our long-term texting solution.


Researchers Find SMS Vulnerability In Twitter

Twitter users who have taken the time to set up tweeting-by-SMS are putting themselves at risk of attacks where anybody can post to their account, according to a team of security researchers.


A Children's Treasury Of Texting Slang

It’s texting’s 20th birthday, and as part of the celebration, we’ve rounded up a little museum of texting slang. You may know some of it very well, you may not recognise some of it at all. You may even find the existence of some of it to be quite dubious.