Rumor: Google’s Working on a New Messaging App

Rumor: Google is working on a new messaging app. “Google is working on a mobile messaging app to catch up with Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp, Viber and QQ and WeChat, which are big in China and Asia, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the project. Google will tap its artificial intelligence know-how and incorporate chatbots — which answer questions — to get a slice of the 2-billion user business and help preserve its lead in search.”