Social messaging is one of the greatest advantages of modern technology. We can instantly reach anybody within seconds, and receive the answer to our concern just as quickly.
There are hundreds of IM apps out there, but not all of them have conquered our hearts. Therefore, what are the features of the five most loved messenger apps? What makes them stand out and be better than the rest?
WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Line, and WeChat all share comfortable alternatives to the classic SMS, such as voice messages. Line even has this awesome feature which allows you to make free VoIP calls, meaning you can call – without any additional costs – even to people who DON’T use the app.
A similar out-of-app SMS option is provided by WeChat and Facebook Messenger (Facebook Messenger has this option for Android users only).
They are available in over 30 languages (Viber-32, and Facebook Messenger-70), and they are reliable – the messages sent through any of them are encrypted. The first four use End-to-End Encryption, while WeChat uses EncodingAESKey. This means you shouldn’t worry about third parties interfering with the content you send or receive because only you and your partner can access it.
Intriguingly enough, these apps are not limited to instant messaging alone. Facebook Messenger allows you to send money (only in the USA, but it’s a start!), and WeChat can be used to make an appointment to a doctor, pay the bills or traffic fines! Furthermore, this app, as well as Line, can be used as QR code scanner. This means one app less installed on your device, and more memory space available!
Needless to say, technology quickly adapts to the users’ demands. How about your needs? What other features do you think are missing from the ideal messaging app?
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