With Its iOS Update, StumbleUpon Becomes A Mobile Chat App

TechCrunch

StumbleUpon, an older web brand still best known for its content discovery service that helps introduce web surfers to new and interesting websites (or maybe for getting bought, then sold again, by eBay), is now taking a big step to make its app more relevant for the mobile era. In an update to the StumbleUpon iOS app out now, the company is introducing social chatting.

The chatting aspect is one of several improvements to the newly overhauled app, but probably the one most worth taking note of. Now, when you find a webpage you want to share, you can tap on fellow StumbleUpon users’ names in order to start a conversation about the page in question right within the app.

Each user you’re sharing with is represented by a rounded, profile photo icon above the comment field. You can add your text, then share – an experience which feels…

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