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Microsoft launches WindUp app for time-limited messaging

Microsoft launches new app just for Windows Phone users to compete with SnapChat (NASDAQ:MSFT)
| Apps News | Posted: Aug 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Microsoft has rolled out a new application that is aimed directly at the users out there who have Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 and want to be able to send time-limited messages. The app is called WindUp and is aimed at competing with Snapchat, which has had some privacy issues this year.




The big issue for SnapChat was when a court ruled that the app was deceiving users, but despite that ruling, the app is still popular. WindUp does need several permissions on the smartphone to operate. The good news is that location services aren't one of the things WindUp needs.


That means the app can't track your location. The app will allow users to share photos, record audio, capture video, or send text. WindUp is available to download right now.


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