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.
- TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!
- With WhatsApp, you'll get fast, simple, secure messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world.
- Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure...
- Viber is a mobile application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. .
- 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:
- 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.
- VOIP service by Tencent that can make free video and voice calls no matter where you are.
- Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.
- Google's text messaging platform for Android, to send and receive SMS and MMS messages.
- Get connected. Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just p...
- MeowChat is a fun place to chat and meet new friends. Chat instantly with new people nearby or around the world.
- Free Android Messenger that uses Telegrams API.
- 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)
- Tinder is how people meet. It's like real life, but better.