In recent years, messaging has become a primary means of communicating for much of the world. The asynchronous convenience of text messaging (SMS), web instant messaging, and in-app messaging has driven this rise in popularity, along with a slough of enticing features within messaging applications to keep us hooked. Features such as cross platform operation, AI chatbots, anytime/anywhere usage (thanks to WiFi or mobile network operators), file transfers, business communications, audio messages, aggregated services, group chat, encryption and disappearing messages, payment features, automatic alerts, fun additions such as emoji, stickers, & image, video, animations support, "story" creation, games, cute bubbles and screen effects, contextual keyboards and even handwriting lure in users and application developers. Developers looking for Messaging APIs are in the right place, as ProgrammableWeb has a huge list to peruse. To receive updates about Messaging APIs, click the TRACK THIS CATEGORY button below. And, if you want updates from other ProgrammableWeb categories, be sure to click the track button on those category pages as well.