Moped Launches New Rich Messaging Feature

By Claire Adamson |

Messaging service Moped has launched yet another feature as it continues it rapid product development – Rich Messaging allows users to embed links and content into the message itself. The launch comes just a week after the Berlin-based startup released an Android app to go with its iOS version and Chrome extension.

Upon the public launch of Moped in June, founder Schuyler Deerman said that the platform was designed to rethink messages from the ground up, and the company has already attracted some big name investors.

The Rich Messaging feature will smartly embed any links pasted into a Moped message and will provide a preview of the content, whether it be from SoundCloud, YouTube, blog posts or anything else. It will is launching initially on the Web and on Android, and will follow soon after with iOS. The service has gone live today and there is no need to update.

Moped is a simple yet powerful way to communicate. Sending messages is as convenient as instant messaging and as quick as texting. Users aren’t tied to a particular device, with messages accessible from desktop, mobile and even your email inbox.

It provides a great way to communicate with friends and colleagues, from desktop and mobile, including sharing links online privately. The $1 million investment round involved leading European and American investors including EarlybirdLerer VenturesSV Angel and Betaworks. After announcing it, founder Schuyler Deerman said: “Moped gives you universal access to your messages, like email, but it’s much lighter weight.”