Messaging already become part of our daily lives as these allow us to keep in touch with our family and friends and to communicate with other people for work, personal and other purposes anytime and anywhere.
Kik Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps around the world that was founded by the students of the University of Waterloo in 2009. Its first version was created only for the Blackberry Operating System, however its popularity has undeniably increased when it became available for Android and IOS users.
It is also considered as one of the safest messaging app as Kiks partnered with safety organizations. It does not require you to disclose your phone number to register an account, instead it only needs your e-mail address to sign-up.
There a lot of alternative apps for Kik Messenger which also provides almost the same services that you might want to use to communicate with your family and friends.
Messenger has a lot of features just like Kik Messenger, such as chat messages, audio and video calls, and it also allows you to add stories. It has become more popular because of its integration with Facebook– one of the most well-known social media platforms that caters billion of users.
For people who want to protect their privacy, the Messenger app would be a good option as it does not require you to create a Facebook profile or to download the Facebook app. Just like Snapchat and Instagram, it also features “Stories” that has become a hit to all Messenger users worldwide.
Simplicity is what makes Whatsapp unique from other messaging apps. It is a pure messaging app and it is perfect for those who want to get rid from annoying ads or in-app purchases. This app allows you to call and chat with friends as well as to send photos and videos.
Just like the Messenger App, Whatsapp is also owned by Facebook when the social media company purchased it for $16 billion in 2014.
Snapchat brings chatting to the next level because its unique features and it also allows you to share your moments with your family and friends. Considered as a multi-media messaging app, Snapchat was created by the students of Stanford University which aims to let users interact with other people using moving stickers and other interesting objects.
Snapchat also allows you to send videos and provides hundreds of filters that would make your experience using the app more exciting and fun.
Hangouts is an app from Google and recommended for enterprise setting and work-related matters. It features video chats/conferences and allows you to broadcast it to Youtube called the Google Hangouts on air which is convenient for virtual seminars. Like other communication apps, you can also send photos, videos, emojis and stickers.
WeChat is the biggest messaging app in China and it is also popular to other parts of the world. The app behind this app is also Facebook, the social media platform that owns Whatsapp and Messenger.
This app differs from other messaging apps in the market because it does not only serve as a communication platform, but it also allows you to make payments, and book flights, hotels and other stuff online. The only side down of this app is it does not assure 100% privacy as it is under the surveillance of the Chinese government.
With the growing number of messaging app, there is no more reason for you not to communicate and connect to people no matter how far the distance between the two of you. Every app has its unique features, advantage and disadvantages and it is up to you to choose the best one.