There was a time when we used to send and receive sms (Short Messaging Service) for quick communications. But still it lacked innovation. The picture content could not be shared over sms. For picture sharing you get MMS service. MMS (Multi Messaging Service) service could share picture as well as videos, but still it is quite costly to use. But they all gone out of fashion as they didn’t kept to improve the GUI. So what we know for sure is that whatever services we use, it should be changed over a period of time.
New features should be included while keeping the user busy understanding it. Many messaging apps and chat application are available in the play store, but quite a few has really made a mark for its feature and service quality. Encryption has also become one of the main feature now a days. So maximum messenger and chat application are using encrypting techniques to hide the data from violating the security threats.
Here is the list for a quick preview about the messaging application that we are going to cover in our post.
- Facebook Messenger
- Viber Messenger
Read below to find the Top 10 messaging apps in the world according to us.
WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app with more than 300 Million user daily who uses the text messaging service alone. The WhatsApp gained a lot of popularity over the time and now one of the most widely used messaging app around world. It provided end to end encryption for chats services.
However their encryption is not valid for video calls. The best thing about WhatsApp is the backup structure which can be done manually as well as cloud storage backup is available. It also includes group chats and gif format images. However the newly added feature that disable profile picture download has its own merits. WhatsApp is one of the best social messaging app and if you haven’t installed it, give it a try.
2. Facebook Messenger
Facebook messenger is a messaging service from Facebook. It enables user to interact with other Facebook friends without opening Facebook and just messaging interface is provided. The post could not be seen on this application, its only for interaction through messages, video and voice chat. It includes sticker, emojis and chat heads.
It has well designed interface that always keep everything simple yet attractive. Now a days there are many ads in messenger too, but that what keep the company giving away the services for free. The security is a concern and it was somewhere stopped in early 2018 but now everything has been soughted out and messenger app is running fine.
Snapchat is quite popular and one of a kind app available on play store. it has voice call feature in it, other than that it has option video messages, photo message and the primary text message. The unique thing about this app is as soon as the message are read, it gets deleted. So in terms of privacy it has some unique and cool features attached to it.
No one can access history of the app. Now as this app is inspired in the design from Instagram, so it also considers the stories to find its part in the app. But the stories just don’t deleted after seeing, but vanishes in 24 hours. It is quite unique and popular and moreever one should try this app once.
Its a new generation messaging app for group chat. In Band one can create as many groups as you want and can invite any number of people to it. This is a good platform for a team such as sports, school, game and work. You can also create different channels for a single group and has full control over it.
there are events calendar and even has the option for a direct chat with any individual. It has been launched and its a good app to try if you haven’t used it yet.
Telegram is one of the most secured and encrypted app available on android platform. It encrypts the data in 2048 bit encryption, making it unable to any government or hackers to look into the data which is being send over their core server. The end to end encryption is fully secured but the group chats and discussions are not encrypted. However this app is made by brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov from Russia. The main motive of this app was to keep the security intact and so is the privacy of the users.
The company headquarters is not listed anywhere, hence they can’t be approached by any government entities for information disclosure. The app supports gif and image sharing and even the video sharing is quite unique. The video which are shared on Telegram server are hosted on their very own server. So if you try to download it, it gets stored in your local cache and from there you get the option of saving them to your video library.
Discord is a gaming messenger app. It is designed specifically for game chat, where group can interact with each other and make strategy for upcoming days. The main feature of this app is the cross-platform support that it provides over android and I phone user and even Phone and computer users.
the app has option for voice chat and it indicates which perosn is currently speaking in the group as an indicator. It support simple text chats, smiley and Gif messages too. Its absolutely free with no purchases. Only purchase is for nitro version for bigger file size sharing.
Kik is a famous messaging app. The main thing about this app is that it let you choose the screen name instead of your original identity. It is basically for people who wants to keep their identity a secret, and hence this app is best example for this.
The random chat with strangers and causal mobile gamer, will really keep you interested. The support of stickers, emoji, group chats, video chats are also available here. The in app purchases lets you unlock many sticker packs. Its a light version and works well with every android device.
8. Viber Messenger
Viber is quite popular in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and some Asian markets. It is not quite popular in US but it is gaining its popularity slowly and steadily. Viber has more than 800 Million registered users and 260 Million active daily users. The functionalities in this app include messages, calling, self destructing chat, group chats and even video chats and messages.
It has some premium stickers which can be purchased within the app. It gives you a daily round up of the happening news around you and worldwide. So hence having all these functionality build inside it makes it a larger file size app than others. But overall a very good application to use for messaging.
Skype is one of the popular messaging app for video chat. it supports cross platform such an iphone, mac, windows, linux etc. Skype has a great interface and it adjust the voice and video quality according to the network. The in app call are always free. But it does give you the function to call any phone number with a nominal fees included.
You can share Gif, lot of emoji options are there and mainly it stays encrypted totally, so in all a very good application to be used. The interface is quite friendly with blue color background. The app size is quite large and while making video call you may loose some extra data, but the quality and sound of these calls are always efficient.
Slack is a discord like messaging and interaction app but entirely dedicated to buisness point of view. It is extremely simple and has a professional look to its interface. Groups here can create channels, voice calls and many more tasks. It can be tasked together with sub apps such as calendar or Kan Ban.
It has organised format for every task. Other third parties like Asana, G Drive and Giphy can also be added to its support. A user here has the option to join multiple slack server all at once. Its free to use and with some purchases you can gets some extra benefits.