If you have an android phone then these are the 9 best instant messaging apps that will help you stay connected with your friends and family.
Whatsapp is globally used by about 2 billion users and is the most popular among all the other apps. It not only allows you to send and receive messages but also indicates when the message is delivered by showing grey double tick and when it is read by showing blue double tick. The app also allows to sends Audio, Video and Pictures instantly. It also tells whether your friend is online or not; and if he is not online it shows the last time they were available. It also has features like Group chat and lots of privacy settings.
Hike is a messenger made by geeks in India that includes features like status update, last seen and message delivery report. It has special emotion stickers and variety of chat theme for background. It gives you the best chatting experience and allows you to send free SMS to other friends. The app is very fast and smooth too.
You can now stay connected with your Facebook friends via Facebook Messenger. You can also share images, videos and voice messages using Facebook Messenger. Facebook has also given Call option for Messenger users which is indicated with a blue batch and the call is absolutely free over your mobile network. The app is said to consume more internet than other apps but there is nothing to worry as the experience is great.
Kik is one of the best recommended messaging app as it is a fast and reliable app. It is mostly used among teenagers and has a simple and elegant design. It is fast in delivering messages and shows read confirmations along with recent updates and also features picture messaging and features like group chat too. The app has inbuilt applications and games that are very user friendly.
If you are worried about your privacy and you do not want to share your number then Blackberry Messenger is the perfect option for you. As it gives a unique BB Pin to every user and gives you the option for adding people in your BB contacts without them knowing about your real identity. The app is very famous among blackberry users and is also available for android users.
It is available for free in the Google play store and is one of the most customizable text messaging application. It even gives you features of choosing the message’s appearance and style. It is very light and doesn’t consume much internet.
Lango is a nice messaging app available for Android Users. You can send SMS with Cartoon Characters, making your chatting experience a little funnier. It has different cartoons for different type of message you send. It also allows you to send media files.
It is relatively a new service focused on group messaging. This app is great for event planning, discussing business talks and create chatting groups. It effectively creates a group chat between the selected contacts. It has features like you can select a time for an event and broadcast it to event members and even the non participated members can participate and receive messages via SMS. The app is officially acquired by Facebook!!!
Ping Chat offers features and chat experience very similar to whatsapp. It allows sending and receiving text messages, allows status updates and supports all types of media formats. It has a simple yet great design and the only annoying part of this app is that this app has ads though its free.