The best messaging apps for your mobile phone

Nowadays it is rare to meet someone who does not have a mobile phone. Our mobile phones allow us to search for things on the internet, listen to music and most importantly they allow us to keep in touch with our friends and our families. With the advancements in technology and the internet, it is now more than ever easier for us to contact people through our mobile phones. If you are looking for a new way to contact people, here is a list of some of the best messaging apps for your mobile phone.

iMessage

If you have an iPhone, then you are probably already aware of what iMessage is and have probably used it many times. If you are unaware, iMessage is an instant messaging service that is provided by Apple on all of their products. This messaging service allows users to send messages, photographs, stickers and much more to other contacts that have iMessage on their mobile phone. It is completely free to use iMessage and it automatically comes installed on any Apple device, although you do need to have an internet connection in order to use it. When using iMessage all of your messages will be stored, but you can delete or unsend messages if you want to. If you accidently delete a message that you were not meant to, then there are a number of ways that you can get this message back. To recover deleted messages from your Apple device simply follow the steps at Setapp.com, and you’ll have your message back in no time. 

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services that is available to use on any smartphone and is used by millions of people across the world. Just like iMessage, WhatsApp is completely free to use and is also easy to install on your mobile phone. To install WhatsApp on your phone all you need to do is head to your mobile phone’s app store, search for WhatsApp and then download the app. When you have the app downloaded on your phone you will be asked to provide your phone number in order to create an account. Once you have created your account, you can begin to contact people in your contacts that also have WhatsApp downloaded on their mobile phones. Not only can you message and call your contacts on WhatsApp, but you can also do videocalls with up to 8 people, send photographs and videos and also send voice notes.  

Facebook Messenger

Another popular messaging service that many people have on their mobile phone is that of Facebook Messenger. As its name would suggest, this messaging service is powered by Facebook. Therefore, you need to have an active Facebook account and a stable internet connection in order to use the messaging service. To chat to people on Facebook Messenger you need to be friends with them on Facebook first of all, but once you are friends with them you can message, phone call and video call them at no extra cost. Facebook Messenger also allows you to create group chats, which means that you can message multiple people at once. This group chat feature allows you to message up to 50 people at one time, which is extremly convenient. As well as having it on your mobile phone, you can also access Facebook Messenger on your laptop or computer. 

Telegram Messenger

Launched in 2013, Telegram Messenger has become another extremely popular instant messaging service over the past number of years. Telegram Messenger is available to download on a number of different mobile phones and is free to install on your phone. Just like the other messaging apps that have previously been mentioned, on Telegram Messenger you can message, phone call and video call all of your contacts that have Telegram Messenger too. You can also easily send files and stickers to your contacts. Over the years, Telegram Messenger have focused on providing their users with privacy and end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption is a system of communication where only the people who are communicating can read the messages that have been sent. This means that Telegram Messenger is completely safe to use, and your messages won’t go anywhere.

Signal

Signal is one of the most popular messaging services available on the market, with more and more people downloading the app onto their mobile phones every day. Signal is known for being one of the most safe and secure messaging services out there. The app also offers everything that users usually look for. Not only do they provide users with the option to send messages, but they also offer them with video and voice calls, group chats, and even file sharing. To get Signal on your mobile phone all you need to do is download the app from your mobile phone’s app store and provide your phone number to create an account. Once you have done this you can begin catching up with your contacts.

WeChat

WeChat is another extremely popular messaging app and has more than 1 billion users. WeChat offers the usual messaging app features like text messaging, photo sharing, and video and voice calls. But with WeChat, you also get features like location sharing to help you find friends who are nearby and the option to create a group chat with up to 500 people. These features make it extremely easy to stay in touch with all of your contacts at once and is also a good option if you need to use a messaging service in your line of work. It is also free and very easy to download on any mobile phone.  

 

As you can see there are a number of different messaging apps that make it easy for you to keep in contact with your family and your friends. Therefore, having one of these or even a number of these apps on your phone means that you can keep in touch with your contacts no matter what. 

This is a collaborative post. Photo by John Tuesday on Unsplash 

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