1) Google Allo
Google made a fantastic messaging app, and I’ve had no problems using any of the current features. People are complaining about “privacy issues”, yet Google did everything they could to allow for end to end encryption (incognito mode). Google assistant wouldn’t be able to work if everything had end to end encryption–at least they give you the option for it! The other issue people had was the lack of full SMS support. But we can partially blame Apple for this one, since they don’t allow third party apps to access/send SMS messages using your phone number–they only allow imessage to send SMS through your carrier. So no matter what, the SMS messages from Allo on iOS would have to be from a different number unless Google ported your phone number.
2) Google Duo
Duo is a one-to-one video calling app for everyone – designed to be simple, reliable and fun so you never miss a moment.
Another app that only does video calling. What’s the point when there are other more complete messaging apps that do video calling and text and voice? Check out Wire that does it all and everything is end to end encrypted ensuring that not even the company can see the contents of messages. With Wire there is no scanning of messages, profiling, and selling user interests to advertisers. Why use Google services when their business model is to find out everything about you and sell that data to other companies?
Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. Say more with photos, stickers, and emoji.
Home bases is an informing application that is incorporated with Google Voice. With this application, you can make video calls, record recordings, and send instant messages easily. It is a flawless answer for individuals who don’t care to stop up their cell phone memory with independent applications for every errand.
4) WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.
Over half a billion people use WeChat, the free messaging & calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries. It’s the all-in-one communications app for free text (SMS/MMS), voice & video calls, Moments, photo sharing, and games.
TouchChat HD is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person’s ability to use natural speech.
Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just pick a username.
• Choose who to chat with one-on-one and in groups
• Share pics, videos, gifs, games, and more
• Meet new friends with similar interests.
Life’s more fun when you live in the moment 🙂 Happy Snapping! Please note: Snapchat can always capture or save your messages, such as by taking a screenshot or using a camera. Be mindful of what you Snap!
9) IM+ Instant Messenger
Chat on Google Talk, Twitter DMs, Yahoo, ICQ, Jabber (and Slack chat through Jabber), and more. IM+ features free texting, group chats, message history, supports multiple accounts per service. IM+ is the most secure chat app – its off-the-record feature together with Beep (WhatsApp-like messenger) is complete security for your encrypted p2p messages.