Best Messaging Apps for Android and iOS

In this post, we highlighted the top best messaging apps for mobile devices. The era when SMS and MMS held sway in the mobile messaging industry is nearing its twilight as Android and iOS users are now spoilt with amazing choices of a wide variety of messaging apps. This transition began years ago with apps, such as AOL Instant Messenger and the likes; today, there are numerous mobile messaging tools, offering a plethora of features, which all work really well.

With these programs, phone owners can perform basic messaging activities — such as sending/receiving messages — and a number of advanced tasks like chatting on the go, gaming, music and video stream, reading latest news all around the world, and lots more, all of which are not available on SMS and MMS platforms.

5 Best Messaging Software for Android and iOS

These are the 5 best messaging apps for Android and iOS phone owners right now:

Discord

Discord, with over 10 million downloads on the Play Store, is one of the most powerful messenger apps for gamers. It is the only cross-platform voice and text chat tool, specifically designed for gamers across mobile phone and computer operating systems. Discord Android app features voice chat, GIF support, multiple text chats, push notifications, organizable channels, and lots more. People that make use of the service are allowed to create their own servers or join others. This software is mostly used for gaming but some users love it simply for its fantastic, neat organizational system and top-notch voice chat capabilities.

Download Discord for free on Google Play

Download Discord for free on Apple iTunes

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is an extremely popular messenger app that has been downloaded over 500 million times on the Play Store. Facebook, with over 1 billion users, has 2 chat apps for this purpose. The regular program offers many features, including stickers, chat heads, and lots more, while the Lite version is simply a basic chat app that has fewer capabilities. If you are a heavy user of the social media network, you can opt for the regular app. But if you only use Facebook sparingly, the Lite version is perfect for you.

Download Facebook Messenger or the Lite version for free on Google Play

Download Facebook Messenger or the Lite version for free on Apple iTunes

Google Allo and Google Hangouts

Google Allo and Google Hangouts are 2 messenger apps, offered by Google LLC. Allo, the newer option provides integration with Google Assistant and typical offerings, such as GIF support, stickers, and so on. Also, it supports Google Duo & incognito chats mode, which can self-destruct when necessary. On the other hand, Google Hangouts, the older messaging app, features more advanced cross-platform support between computers as well as mobile phones. It also offers video chat, text chat, and some other exciting features.

Download Google Allo and Hangouts for free on Google Play

Download Google Allo and Hangouts for free on Apple iTunes

Skype

One of the most popularly used messenger apps ever, Skype has over 1 billion downloads and 10 million+ reviews on the Play Store. This app offers you free IM and video calls.  Also, it is designed with great cross-platform support, provides support for multiple chats and support for many file types, such as documents, GIFs, etc.

Download Skype for free on Google Play

Download Skype for free on Apple iTunes

Kik

Kik is one of the best messenger apps, with more than 100 million downloads on the Play Store, which lets you select a screen name instead of your phone number or real name. The app is commonly used mostly by casual mobile gamers and techies that like random chatting. It comes with a number of interesting features, such as stickers, emoji, video chats, group chats, Material Design, and themes.

Download Kik for free on Google Play

Download Kik for free on Apple iTunes

Highlighted above are the top best messaging apps for Android and iOS platforms. Which of this software is your favourite? Please, share your view with us below in the comment section.

Posted by Deji

Deji is a tech writer, who has a deep flair for gadgets, for tech-related developments around the globe. He is an avid reader and loves meeting people.

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