9 Best Messaging Apps For Android & iOS – Top Chat Apps 2018

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The usage of mobile phones has become pretty natural these days and messaging is one of the vastly used purpose for mobiles. Mobiles replaced the burden of writing hard copy mails with simple electronic message texts. Gradually, people got used to mobile texting and almost forgot writing mails.

And in Smart phone era, besides the regular messaging option provided in the mobile handset and the network operator, there are lots of advanced messaging apps that supports more than text messages. These apps are run on internet connection and no cost per message is charged.

Messaging apps are the most extensively used applications across all smart phones. Internet connectivity is available at cheaper costs and with higher speed. This had boosted the usage of messaging apps. One can install any messaging app from the play store and register there as a user by giving your mobile number or e-mail id. Once registered, the app checks for your contacts who are already a user of the installed app and displays as a list. You can reach your contacts through these messaging apps by texting, sharing content and internet calls.

Based on the number of downloads and reviews given by the already installed users, we jotted down the best messaging apps for Android mobiles here. Please check them out and take advantage of the information provided below.

Here Are The List Of Best Messaging Apps Worldwide

1. WhatsApp (Android, iOS: Free)

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WhatsApp is the most widely used messaging app across all the platforms, be it android or IOS. Its effortless way of setup and auto sync of contacts made WhatsApp brutally popular. This is a rich featured app with absolutely no ads. Users are provided with loads of options such as sending text messages, sharing photos and videos, sending voice messages and sharing their current location too.

This app has got continuous updates and keeps on adding new features such as emoticons, voice calling, video calling and message encryption between the users. Additionally, there is group chat facility where the users can create groups and become admins for the groups. It was charged for WhatsApp earlier but now it is a free app and there are absolutely no charges for subscription.

  • Size: 24MB
  • of downloads: 1B+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.4 (7,54,86,493 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: No
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Google Play Link   iOS Store Link

2. Facebook Messenger (Android, iOS: Free)

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Facebook Messenger is developed by Facebook. This is made available for all the Facebook users. User can reach out to anyone from their Facebook friends list and stay connected. Users can simply sign in to Facebook Messenger using their Facebook Id and can send text messages, voice messages, share photos and videos to the other Facebook Messenger users.

The interesting feature of this app is the set of stickers which are constantly updated according to the nearing occasions. For example, if it is Diwali time, related stickers are designed and released by Facebook. You will be provided with an option to prevent Facebook from using your data and sharing it.

  • Size: 19MB
  • of downloads: 1B+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.1 (6,02,92,011 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: No

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3. Hangouts (Android, iOS: Free)

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Google Hangouts, even though it is an old app, it still gives a tight competition with the current booming messaging apps. Because of its ultimate cross-platform support. Users can access hangouts from their computers via browsers and on their mobiles via app.

Hangouts provides options like texting, video chatting, group video calls, voice calls and much more just like the updated apps there.

  • Size: 66MB
  • of downloads: 1B+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.0 (36,18,841 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: No

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4. Skype (Android, iOS: Free)

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Skype is a Microsoft product and it is widely popular for its video calling and voice calling facilities. But Skype is also used widely for Instant Messaging. It allows the users to send plain text messages, photos, videos via IM. Also, users can make voice calls to other networks and offline mobiles and landlines that are not Skype subscribed.

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This application can be accessed via browser on a laptop and via app on a mobile too. This app is widely used for business corporate instant chats with your colleagues where you can reach anyone within the organization.

  • Size: 29MB
  • of downloads: 1B+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.1 (1,05,99,612 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: No

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5. Snapchat (Android, iOS: Free)

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Snapchat is an instant photo and status sharing app, but it is famous for its self-destructing status feature. It is mostly used by the young users who are enthusiastic to share their beautiful photos and short videos to other users. But any photo status shared by the user will automatically deleted after 24 hours.

This feature has made the youth to feel safe and secure as their photos will not be saved on social media, but they get attention. Snapchat is also famous for its photo filters and funny stickers, bitmojis and chat options like texting, video chats.

  • Size: 64MB
  • of downloads: 500M+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.1 (1,78,36,210 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: Yes

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6. Telegram (Android, iOS: Free)

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Telegram is an old age messaging app whose most important concern is the user security. This app has the best features like message encryption with client-server encryption facility and fast chat messaging. This encrypted chat mode enables a high-end security that only you and the message recipient only can read the message, and no one can eaves-drop your message content.

Based on the user’s requirement, the messages can also be set to a self-destruction mode where the messages are deleted automatically after a certain set time. Telegram also supports group chats for maximum of 200 users at a time. You can also share documents and videos via Telegram app.

  • Size: 13MB
  • of downloads: 100M+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.4 (32,63,789 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: No

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7. Blackberry Messenger (Android, iOS: Free)

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Blackberry was a dream for everyone before the Android smartphone era. Though the demand of blackberry mobile has gone down now, the Blackberry messenger app is still in demand because of its high end secured chat option. This app is now made available on android and IOS. All necessary messaging options like free text messages, voice calls, sharing photos, videos and location are available on this app.

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A PIN system on this app is introduced to share you BBM contacts. Using PIN, there is no need to share your mobile number and email address. You can also control on who can send you messages using the two-way opt option.

  • Size: 42MB
  • of downloads: 100M+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.3 (1,29,05,489 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: Yes

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8. Viber (Android, iOS: Free)

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Setting up an account with Viber is pretty easy. All you need is your mobile number to login. The app synchronizes your mobile contacts with the Viber users from your list and makes it available for you to chat. You can send text messages, stickers, emojis, share photos, videos and voice messages to other Viber users.

Viber also allows you to call other non-Viber users like landline numbers via Viber, but you will be charged for this based on the location and tariffs.

  • Size: 30MB
  • of downloads: 500M+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.4 (1,22,12,412 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: Yes

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9. Line (Android, iOS: Free)

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Line is a messaging app from Japanese home which made a remarkable print on messaging media. All basic messaging needs are covered in Line app such as chatting, photos and videos sharing, group chats, audio messaging and live location tracking also. Group chat supports 200 users at a time and live stickers can be shared.

Just like Facebook, there is a timeline on Line too other than messaging. You can make paid international calls and landline calls via Line. Just like Instagram and Facebook, Line also introduced following option and the users can now follow their favorites.

  • Size: 74MB
  • of downloads: 500M+
  • Ratings on google play: 4.2 (1,10,63,833 ratings)
  • Available for free on Play store: Yes
  • Contains Ads: Yes

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