Jump into your Android and iOS app store and you’ll see hundreds of messaging apps available for download but which ones should you have on your mobile? In this article, we cover the best messaging apps for both Android and iOS that you should have on your phone.
1. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is not something you’d typically see your friends using to communicate with one another, it’s likely to be used more often inside the workplace.
The great thing (could also be seen as a downside) about Hangouts is that it’s cross-platform meaning that your team can contact you regardless of which device you’re using, whether that be PC, Mac, Mobile or Tablet.
It’s well-suited to work environments where it’s important that everyone stay in the loop.
GroupMe is one of the best messaging apps available for those who love group chata group messaging messaging app that allows you to send group text messages.
But Can’t mobiles do that anyway?
Not exactly, when you send out a group blast to say 20 people, you’re actually having 20 individual conversations since no one else can see or communicate with anyone else.
With GroupMe, everyone is actually visible to one another so it becomes a real group chat environment.
3. Facebook Messenger
One of the longer standing apps available on the market today typically used by the older crowd so if you want to communicate with these people good luck moving them over to another messaging app. I can understand why though, the interface is super simple, and the quality of the calls are consistently good.
Tango is one of those all-in-one messaging apps that borrows a lot of the ideas from other popular apps and then combines into one seamless experience, and it does it well.
The goal for Tango is to become the one, single messaging app that people will use for all of their social communications but this genre has become incredibly competitive with new messaging apps coming out with other features like crypto, converting game currency into real money that can be withdrawn from ATMS, movie ticket purchase etc.
Instagram is an amazingly popular photo sharing and social messaging app. Not only is it perfect for sharing your life story with others but it is now become an incredibly powerful business tool.
At its heart Instagram is really a story-telling tool and for businesses who get the power of that “idea” they can convert that story into building a massive brand following and sales.
Snapchat made an incredibly rapid climb to the top of the charts by introducing the first self-destructing messaging platform.
While a lot of the public were confused as to why you would want to have your messages automatically delete themselves, for others the application of this technology were obvious.
The one downside to this app is that it has questionable security so you still want to be careful about what you are sending.
Viber is one of my favourite messaging appsand comes packed with some handy features like Viber-Out which means you can make calls to landlines and mobiles.
It also has self-destructing messages which is handy for sensitive information and come with cross-platform capabilities allowing you to switch between multiple devices while keeping the conversational thread going.