5 Most Popular Messaging Apps For 2019

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Messaging apps are one of the most popular genres on the app marketplace and it is not hard to see why as people are becoming more socially connected.

In this article we’ll look at the top 5 messaging apps that are now dominating the social networking app space.

#5. WhatsApp

With more than 1.5 billion users worldwide WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world.

Security should be a primary concern for app users these days and this messaging app features end-to-end encryption which keeps all of your communication safe.

Core messaging app features:

  • Group video and voice calling
  • WhatsApp Stickers
  • WhatsApp Payments
  • Picture-in-Picture support
  • Group chats

#4. Facebook Messenger

Regardless of what people may think about Facebook as a company they too have one of the most widely used messaging apps globally coming second only to WhatsApp with a user base of 1.3 billion.

This messaging app is not loaded with all of the most popular feature sets you see today but it does a good job of keeping everything simple.

Core messaging app features:

  • Messaging
  • Video calls
  • Stickers and emojis
  • Media sharing
  • Group chat
  • Voice messages

#3. WeChat

WeChat is the most dominant messaging app on the Chinese market with over 1 billion users. WeChat represents a new breed of app that is more than just a communication messaging app but one where you can organize your life alol from one app including ordering cabs and paying for goods and services.

Core messaging app features:

  • Text/video/picture messaging
  • WeChat moments (akin to Facebook’s news feed)
  • QR Codes
  • Mapping and localization services
  • WeChat Gaming
  • E-wallet, Payment and Financial services
  • Dating
  • Mobile phone top-up
  • ‘Didi Kaudi’ – Taxi Ordering

#2. Viber

A few of the great things about this messaging app is that there’s no need to register with usernames and password just enter your mobile number and you’re ready to go.

You get unlimited app to app voice and video calls and text messages as well as group messaging although there are other messaging apps that have since taken over and done a better job. Viber also has an option that allows you to call landlines and mobile phones at a cheap rate.

Core messaging app features:

  • Instant messaging.
  • HD video calls.
  • International calls.
  • Group Chat.
  • Instant Voice message.
  • News Feeds.
  • Stickers.
  • Public Chat.

#1. LINE

LINE is most popular in Japan and Taiwan and has over 203 million users. LINE comes with a lot of the same features you’d expect to see from a modern day social networking app including free voice and video calls, as well as social groups, stickers, timelines, and even games.

Core messaging app features:

  • Messages
  • 1Chat
  • LINE Pay
  • Stickers
  • LINE Taxi
  • Games
  • Voice and video chat

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