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The Best Messaging Apps Available

In today’s world, fewer and fewer people are using the traditional SMS message service. There are other means through which people can chat, and they can do so on many other platforms.

To get the most out of the messaging services, you need to know more about the best five SMS apps that work on both iOS and Android. They have led to a better texting experience for many users.

WhatsApp is one popular and free messaging service, that has proven to be easy to use. It only needs to be installed for it to be ready to use with any of your contacts. It also works when sending not only text, but also voice, image and video messages. What is needed is an internet connection and a smartphone.

You also have the option of using Viber, which is another great app. It shall use your phone number as the login credential, after which it shall go through your contacts to point out those who have installed Viber as well. You can then proceed to send text, stickers, emojis, photos, voice, and video messages amongst yourselves. You can also send your screen when you are chatting with another user.

Google has also come up with their messaging app, called Allo. It come with an AI assistant built in, which can suggest reply messages. It can also offer up information relevant to your conversation, such as restaurant, weather reports, and the like.

You can also activate a private chat mode, where you can have private notifications, end-to-end encryptions and self-destructing messages.

Facebook Messenger was also designed, to offer messaging services to the already existing Facebook users. It needs a user to log in to their Facebook account, after which all their friends shall show up as chat contacts. With it, you can send text, voice, video calls, GIFs, photos and your location.

Slack is another messaging app, popular among business people as well as casual users. It has apart from messaging, management tools, scheduling and the integration of other apps. It can sync on other devices as well, making it easy to share files. You have the option of sending individual as well as group messages. Its ability to let a user have many chat groupings is ideal for business, since you can have separate forums for different business groups you are dealing with. You can add its functionality when you buy premiums packages.

It is also possible for those without mobile phones to text. There is an app that allows texts to be transmitted via a landline.

When it comes to texting and chatting, there needs to be an element of fun along with the service. With these apps, that is always guaranteed.