Top 5 Instant Messaging Apps | Number 3 Is A Japanese One

Top 5 Instant Messaging Apps

Instant messaging is one of the convenient offerings of both Internet and smartphones today. What makes it cool is that you can send instant messages even without credited load from your network provider – all you need is an internet connection and you’re good to go. We scout for the top five instant messaging apps today and here’s what we got:

Instant messaging appsWhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most common instant messaging apps in Australia and across the world. Facebook first introduced it in 2014. Currently, WhatsApp has over 450 million users and worth $19 billion. Among its features include:

  • It can be used across different platforms
  • It is user-friendly
  • It allows you to exchange messages with co-WhatsApp users, even without paying your network provider
  • It is free for all users

Instant messaging appsViber

Viber Media designed this instant messaging and was launched in 2014. Like any other instant messaging app, you can also use Viber across different platforms. Among the features of this app include:

  • It is free for download and install
  • Instant text messaging
  • Photo sharing
  • Video sharing
  • Audio messages
  • Compatible in all Android and iOs platforms
  • Thousands of emoticons and funny memes
  • Group chat and calls

As of today, Viber has over 300 million subscribers across the world.

Instant messaging appsWeChat

WeChat is another mobile messaging app used by millions of subscribers today. It was first introduced in China and eventually in many parts of the world including Australia. It was designed and developed by Tencent, a huge Internet provider in China. As of today, WeChat has more than 450 million subscribers.  Among its features include:

  • Video Calling
  • Photo sharing and editing
  • Web and chat messaging
  • Group chat
  • Hundreds of funny emoticons
  • Shake features
  • Look around features to see who among your friends are also using this app
  • Social media connection

Instant messaging appsLINE

Designed and developed by a Japanese company, LINE is among the most widely used instant messaging app today. It became more popular among teens because of its cool features that include the following:

  • Instant messaging
  • Instant chat, whether individual or group
  • You can create your own account page
  • You can share and view your timeline and home page
  • Customizable profile and timeline
  • You can follow and subscribe to other pages of your interests
  • You can search and look for other contents online
  • Free calls and messages
  • You can share among other social media networks

Instant messaging appsKakaoTalk

KakaoTalk is another multi-platform instant messaging app with over 100 million active users today. It was created and first launched in South Korea. Among its features include:

  • Compatible in both Android and iOS platforms
  • Instant chat
  • Instant messaging and calls
  • Available for free
  • Thousands of memes and funny emoticons
  • Funny chatbox
  • Group and individual messaging
  • Group calls
  • An Open Chat wherein users can see and comment news, blogs and other online articles of their interests
  • A convenient way of communication

Aside from the top 5 instant messaging apps, there are still other apps of similar purpose that you can try on – depending on your preference and availability in your area. These apps can be installed on your phone simultaneously without affecting the performance of each app.

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Fun Fact

Which chat app is like Facebook?

Disa, another free app, combines notifications from the two most important messaging services, WhatsApp and Facebook (also Telegram, with other services to be announced). Disa can also be set as the default app for SMS and MMS.

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