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Case Study: My Experience With Technology

The Best Messaging Apps Available

In today’s world, fewer and fewer people are using the traditional SMS message service. There have comes up better replacements for this service, that work on almost all phones.

You will also get to enjoy thee services, when you know more about the best five SMS apps that are functional for both iOS and Android. They all make texting a more pleasurable event for the users.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps that exist, and is the simplest to use. Once installed, it copies all your contacts and is ready for you to send messages to anyone in any part of the world. It also works when sending not only text, but also voice, image and video messages. You only need to have an internet connection, and a smartphone for it to work.

There is also Viber, which shares most of the features of WhatsApp. This one takes your phone number as your ID, then collects your contacts, and picks those of people who have installed the app as well. You can then exchange text, stickers, emojis, photos, voice, and video messages with them. It allows for screen sharing as you are chatting with your contacts.

Google has also come up with their messaging app, called Allo. This one has the unique feature of an AI assistant, which is handy when you need short reply message suggestions. It also uses the information from the chat you have to give you relevant news to it, such as weather reports, restaurant information, and the like.

It also comes with a private chat mode, which can give off private notifications, end-to-end encryptions, and self-destructing messages.

Facebook Messenger is an option enjoyed by those who have Facebook. It needs a user to log in to their Facebook account, after which all their friends shall show up as chat contacts. It allows for the sharing of text, voice, video calls, GIFs, photos and location.

Slack is another option, more popular among business professionals and the casual user alike. It covers messaging, management tools, scheduling and marries well with other apps. It can sync on other devices as well, making it easy to share files. There is the option of individual as well as group messaging. The ability to start different chat forums makes it easy for business people to stay in touch with each other. It also has premium packages on offer, which increase its functionality even further.

It is also possible for those without mobile phones to text. This is enabled by a service that allows texts to be exhcnged via landline.

When it comes to texting and chatting, there needs to be an element of fun along with the service. These five apps guarantee this every time.