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Top 12 Best Mobile Messaging Apps In The World

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August 5th, 2019   |   Updated on April 13th, 2021

When the mobile phone was first introduced a lot of its features were aimed at giving convenience to people.

One such feature was the mobile messaging one which was to be used to send in small information pieces to concerned people.

However, with time this feature began to be misused as more and more trash messages would occupy the space allotted to the same.

With this problem in hand mobile messaging apps were introduced. These apps would segregate the useful messages and only provide you the ones that are relevant to you.

For you we have brought together Top 12 Best Mobile Messaging Apps in the World. These are super easy and convenient to use apps which would eliminate any messages that you not be interested in reading.

With only the best messages at your disposal you would not be concerned about your mailbox getting overfull or consuming extra space.


1. WhatsApp


WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android 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, documents, and Voice Messages.

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Review: PlayStore

this app is very usefull, nice and interesting. my advice, if this app has an update, make sure the menu position does not change. I just auto exit group and report one of my group just because the clear chat menu position is change with report menu. When you always clear your chat…then this app change the position…It will be a problem to users that have set in mind the menu position and how many steps to clear the chat if this app changes the position of the menu.

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2. Viber


Viber is the free, simple, fast and most secure messaging and calling app. The messenger of choice for over 1 billion users worldwide! Text now for free and make high-quality crystal-clear phone calls.

Viber is completely free. All you need is a data plan or Wi-Fi connection and you’re good to go. Make free international calls, send text messages, open a group chat, and so much more! Download Viber today to connect with people, no matter who they are, or where they are from.

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Review: Lifewire

is another free messaging app that works between phones, tablets, and computers. Anyone and everyone with the Viber app, regardless of their location, can text and call each other for free.

Some unique features in Viber include the ability to like and reply to messages in group conversations, use built-in stickers and GIFs, and the option to send short video messages.

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3. Snapchat


Snapchat opens right to the camera, so you can send a Snap in seconds! Just take a photo or video, add a caption, and send it to your best friends and family. Express yourself with Filters, Lenses, Bitmojis, and all kinds of fun effects.

  • Snapchat opens right to the camera. Tap to take a photo, or press and hold for video.
  • Add a Lens or Filter to your photo — new ones are added every day! Change the way you look, dance with your 3D Bitmoji, and discover games you can play with your face.
  • Create your own Filters to add to photos and videos — or try out Lenses made by our community!

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Review: Cnet

Social network Snapchat made a name for itself by letting you share photos and videos that self-destruct in just a few seconds. That is, the app lets you impose a finite lifespan on your shares so they can be viewed for only a few seconds before being automatically deleted beyond retrieval.

While there’s certainly an argument that the seconds-long lifespan aspect is useless, Snapchat’s immense popularity, especially with teenagers and young adults, suggests otherwise. Apparently, there are a lot of people out there who love the idea of sending out secret photos and videos, without leaving any evidence of ever having done so. Just be warned that, despite Snapchat’s best efforts, there are ways for others to save what you send them, either using an app or just by snapping a screenshot.

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4. Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger (and chatbots in particular) provide a unique opportunity to acquire customers, nurture leads, segment audiences and deliver highly relevant, targeted content.

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Review: iTunes

Well, I have been using this app & quite satisfied with the performance. I somehow would like Facebook to add this feature in the app where a person can select multiple messages and delete it in one go like you can do it in Whatsapp now. Because it is quite a hectic thing to do if you want to delete messages because you need to select 4 options just to delete one message from the chatbox.

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5. Telegram


Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years.

Fast: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe.

Synced: You can access your messages from all your devices at once. Start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or laptop. Never lose your data again.

Unlimited: You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.

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Review: Capterra

Comments: Telegram has a very comfortable and friendly interface, is easy to use and has nothing to envy to other instant messaging services. Telegram is an application that offers to keep us communicated with our friends, relatives, partners, employees or with any person in general as long as they also have the application. One of the things that has been most useful to me is to be able to have several telegram accounts in the same device and this is something that not all messaging can offer us.

Pros: Telegram is a free and safe fast messaging application. In addition to having no space limit for multimedia files or chats. Allows access to messages from several different devices. It allows third-party applications to connect with the network and this has as a consequence that there are unofficial clients such as the Windows, Mac, Linux and web versions. One of the best things about Telegram is that there is no intention to offer advertisements and also offers bots or applications programmed to perform commands.

Cons: One of the most influential negative aspects is that this application does not have video calls, which makes its competitors look more attractive. On the other hand, it does not hide the last hour of connection, this fact is a very requested aspect since for our convenience the majority of its users prefer not to show the last hour of connection. And finally, Telegram does not allow the information or status message to be established, which for the personal is very important because when entering a meeting I want my contacts to know that I am not available.

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6. WeChat


WeChat is more than a messaging and social media app – it is a lifestyle for one billion users across the world. Chat and make calls with friends, read news and use local services in Official Accounts and Mini Programs, play games with friends, enjoy mobile payment features with WeChat Pay, and much more.

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Review: PlayStore

Horrible experience!!! If I could give it a negative 5 stars I would. I downloaded this app and set it up right after I set it up it blocked my account. I have never used this app and to make things worse I have no friends that have this app to get it unblocked. I contacted the customer service and of course, I got no reply checked today and still blocked. If I had some way to unblock I could try this app out and actually give it an honest rating. Can’t do that if I haven’t even tried it once.

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LINE reshapes communication around the globe, bringing you closer to your family, friends, and loved ones—for free. With voice and video calls, messages, and a limitless variety of exciting stickers, you’ll be able to express yourself in ways that you’ve never thought possible. With over 600 million users worldwide, LINE’s constantly expanding platform will continue to provide exciting new experiences and convenience.

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Review: Lifewire

is a text messaging and voice calling app that adds a social entertainment layer with its networking and gaming features.

Use LINE for free one-on-one and group chats with any of your friends anywhere. Call your friends and family as often as you want with free voice and video calls available domestically and internationally.

The LINE app also includes a collection of quirky and charming cartoon characters and stickers designed to make communications more fun.

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8. Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.

  • Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
  • Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
  • Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
  • Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
  • Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
  • Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
  • Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline.

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Review: Capterra

Pros: The fact that Google Hangouts is free is fantastic! It’s also not necessary to provide a phone number in order to use Hangouts which makes it useful when communicating with clients online and want to maintain your privacy. As long as you have a Google account you can use Hangouts through the Gmail username. When using it through your email (not texting with a Google Voice number) you can also see when the other person has seen your message. A very useful feature. When using Hangouts for texting using a Google voice number you can’t see when the recipient views the message but it’s a small price to pay to have the option to text from your computer. Hangouts is also available as an app on the phone and using the Google voice number provides some privacy as you don’t need to give out your personal phone number in order to text.

Cons: There isn’t very much that I dislike about Hangouts. There are only a couple things and they are minor. 1. I wish you could see when a person received your text when messaging a phone number. 2. I wish it was easier to see the time and date of past messages on the computer. 3. I wish you could send more than one picture at a time when using the computer.

Overall: Overall I have had a very positive experience using Hangouts. It’s wonderful as an individual and works perfectly for my business as well. I need to be able to have private chats with clients and this makes it easy to stay connected without providing my personal phone number.

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9. HeyTell


HeyTell® is a cross-platform voice messenger that allows you to instantly talk with friends and family. No account needed—just start the app, choose a contact, and push the button to start talking!

  • Send and receive voice messages with other HeyTell users with the press of a single button
  • Voice messages are quicker than SMS—and free!
  • Very low data usage, no more than sending an email

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Review: Lifewire

HeyTell is another push-to-talk app that allows instant voice messaging. The app presents you with a button that you tap to speak a message to a recipient.

A push notification tells the recipient when a voice message is received, after which it will play when the open the app. Or, if the recipient has the app open at the time of the message, it will play for them automatically.

One thing that sets this messaging app apart from most others is that you don’t have to make a user account to get started. Just enter your name and start adding contacts by their phone number or email address; they just have to tap the link to add you as a contact.

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10. Talkatone


Talkatone is the best option for replacing your native phone to call and text for free without using cell minutes. By contrast, Skype, Viber and Facetime are only free if the recipient has also already installed the app.

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Review: Lifewire

Talkatone offers free voice calling and text messaging over Wi-Fi or data plans. It essentially turns your tablet into a phone even if it doesn’t have a cellular plan, and lets you use your phone without affecting any texting or calling limitations.

The app can call not only other Talkatone users but even regular phones, like landlines and other cell phones that don’t have the app. When you sign up, you get a real phone number for free.

This messaging app works much like your regular phone’s calling and texting features. You can change ringtones, hide texts from showing in notifications, change your voicemail greeting, block numbers, access your phone’s contacts, and more.

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11. Silent Phone

Silent Phone

Silent Phone serves as the software component of Silent Circle’s Enterprise Privacy Platform of devices, software and services working together to keep you and your business safe and secure.

Silent Phone provides peer-to-peer encrypted calling, secure video, messaging and file transfers, with simple zero-touch deployment for cross-platform security—Android, Silent OS and iOS.

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Review: Lifewire

Silent Phone is an app that features voice, video, and text messaging. Calls and texts between Silent Phone users are encrypted end-to-end on mobile devices.

Silent Phone supports one-to-one video chat, multi-party voice conferencing for up to six participants, and voice memos. The built-in Burn feature lets you set an auto-destruct time for your text messages, from one minute to three months.

To make calls to phones not using the Silent Phone app, you can subscribe to Silent World.

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12. IMO


Message and video chat with your friends and family for FREE, no matter what device they are on!

  • Encrypted high-quality Video and Voice calls
  • Encrypted Group Video and Voice calls with up to 6 participants
  • Free and unlimited encrypted messages and video and voice calls over your 2G, 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection.

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Review: PlayStore

My messages do not go even though I am receiving messages instantly. I tried to fix it by reinstalling the app, but hasn’t worked. Please help to fix the issue, then I will change my rating Hello again, after checking everything I am contacting you again. My Imo app seems to be working , but slow and doesnt show the ticks even though messege is received. it doesnt show sent tick and receive tick. The problem seems to come from the app. I changed my rating , because of your fast response.

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