Smartphone Messaging Apps
Having a computer in your pocket is the norm nowadays with the proliferation of smartphones. That means that communicating over the Internet with specialized apps has become the norm as well. After all, why potentially subject yourself to international calling fees and poor cell reception when you can just call someone using WhatsApp or Telegram or Signal and not pay any money at all for substantially better audio quality?
Those three apps and more can be found on this page and provide free and easy-to-use interfaces to send text-based messages; attach photos, videos, and music; and make free voice (and oftentimes even video!) calls internationally.
Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.
TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!
Viber is a mobile application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. .
Wire is a secure and private messenger for phones, tablets and desktop.
Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.Top Features:
WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app.
Chat "off-the-grid" with people around you – even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage.
Kik helps you stay connected and keep in the loop with friends, all through chat.
Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.
Tango allows you to easily connect with friends & family or make new friends.
KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free. (no SMS service)
Consumer version will be discontinued on May 31st, 2019. Business versions will continue to be supported.
The consumer version of BlackBerry Messenger will be discontinued on May 31st, 2019.
MeowChat is a fun place to chat and meet new friends. Chat instantly with new people nearby or around the world.
An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.Messages are stored securely on your device, not in the cloud. Connect directly with nearby contacts - no Internet access is required.
Tinder is how people meet. It's like real life, but better.
Free secure Germany-based messenger available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Sicher has true end-to-end encryption of both text messages and file attachments.
The website is not available anymore
Private instant messaging via secure, distributed technology.Download & Go
Dasher lets you do more than just text message. It's messaging with benefits:· Connect with friends worldwide for free· Start a group chat
When the world goes dark and the cell towers stop working, ZombieChat carries on.Send and receive text and picture messages to people nearby.
Peerio integrates cloud storage with a messaging platform so you can safely keep your important files online and ready to send from anywhere. With end-to-end encryption, messages and files are encrypted.
StealthChat is a new secure app for calling and chatting with your friends and partners. With advanced encryption technology, your phone calls and chat messages are private.
Turn your phone into a Walkie Talkie.Don't waste time on phone calls and voicemails.