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Top 6 texting messaging apps for Android

Text messaging is one of the most well-known, cost-effective, and simple approaches to communicate. As a matter of fact, professional text message use is anticipated to continue growing through 2020 and way further. Interestingly, stats also reveal that text messaging and mobile usage isn’t slowing down any time soon, and around 97% of Smartphone users in India use mobile apps for day to day conversations.

Mobile usage is raging high and becoming an increasingly dominant tool for not only us individuals but also marketers to connect with customers around the world. Thank heavens; there are a plethora of third-party keyboards that may be a better fit for how you communicate.

Let’s cut to the chase and explore 8 messaging apps that possibly could become the future of texting.

Telegram

Play Store rating: 4.5

Price: Free

Telegram is the fastest messaging app with a focus on speed and security, bragging of 400 million active users. The app presents you with a special feature, a secret chat. Messages in Secret Chats can’t be forwarded to other users and have an auto-destruct timer. You can identify the Secret conversations by a lock icon visible near it. In addition to the above, the app provides an unprecedented array of features like send media and files without any limits on their type and size, create group chats for up to 200,000 members and set up bots for specific tasks. It connects people via a unique, distributed network of data centers globally and works seamlessly on all your devices, be it phone, tablet, or computers. 

Whatsapp 

PlayStore rating: 4.3

Price: Free

WhatsApp is arguably the first choice in all our minds when thinking about text messaging apps. Whatsapp started its journey as a text-only app before Facebook bought them; it gradually arose as a voice and video calling app and now has become an essential part of people’s daily lives. This popular messaging services app has more than 2 billion active users in over 180 countries, letting us all stay in touch with family and friends anytime and anywhere. It offers features like group chats – sharing messages (photos & video) with 256 people at once, voice messages, document sharing up to 100 MB, etc. All this explains why WhatsApp is the prominent communication market pioneer in India, where it keeps on positioning as the most searched after and downloaded application.

Facebook Messenger

PlayStore rating: 4.2

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Facebook Messenger app is a very commonly used messaging app for most Android users. With its simple user interface, you can easily sync your messages and contacts to your Android phone and connect with anyone, anywhere. It lets you send text messages; stickers, emoji, GIFs, make video or voice calls, and share your favorite photos. If you are an Android user, you must be already aware of the chat head feature floating all over your screen, letting you access the chat even when occupied with other tasks on the phone. Messenger supports secret conversation that is end-to-end encrypted and allows sending money in a few markets. Additionally, the Messenger rooms will enable you to have up to 50 individuals, connect and talk even if they don’t hold an account on Facebook.

Snapchat

PlayStore rating: 4.3

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Snapchat is lit and cool AF and you know why it’s famous with teens 😉

For those who are new, read on.

This app is synonymous to a fun messaging experience. Snapchat is a super fun messenger app to share your beautiful moments with your loved ones. Snapchat works as snap (a cool word for pictures), and it opens with Camera to snap your photos or videos right away, with a bunch of fantastic AR filters. There is no limit to express yourself creatively with various Filters, Lenses, emojis and all fun effects. Take it for a spin, and you won’t regret it.

Discord

PlayStore rating: 4.5

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Here is the one for those who love online gaming and streaming. For all you True Gamer souls, you should try out Discord to enhance your gaming experience by communicating and coordinating with fellow gamers. This works with private servers that enable text and voice chatting with other people. And you can screen share or stream live!! How amazing!

Additionally, this app works with Desktop platforms as well to compliment your gaming platforms. It does have loads of avenues to communicate with your folks through features like chat lobby, VOIP and message board. 

If you want to form or join a group of players for Free fire or PUBG (will it come back ever!!), take this app for a spin and thank me later.

Kik

PlayStore rating: 4.0

Price: Free

Another fun app like Snapchat, centennials loves this app for its privacy and anonymity. Unlike most of the messaging apps out there, Kik doesn’t require your phone number – just give your name and email ID, and you are ready to kik-off. You will be given a username a.k.a Kik ID with which other users can find and connect with you. Kik has standard features like exchanging messages, media like photos, videos, stickers, sketches, emoticons. It is simple, has a no-nonsense UI, and provides you with super-private social media presence make it a clear winner amongst the teenagers.  

PS: Text messaging and keyboard apps go hand in hand and hence let me introduce you to a few great keyboard apps that will give you the taste of home. Before you start messaging, get these keyboards apps downloaded as they make typing in regional language breezy for you. They add more spice and make your chat way more fun. I don’t want to bore you by discussing all of them, adding the best few that work like a charm for me.

I am sure you’ll thank me for it later.

Within minutes, you’ll be able to download Marathi, Bangla, Malayalam keyboard apps and start messaging in your style immediately.

Download Malayalam Typing Keyboard app click here!

I am sure this will make all the difference in the world.

Happy Messaging 🙂

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