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Top 10 Messaging Apps With Chat Rooms

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August 7th, 2019   |   Updated on April 13th, 2021

These days’ getting in touch with your friends is not a difficult task. With a huge number of messaging apps available these days you just need to click and get talking with your group of friends.

However, what happens when you decide to talk to people who are not your friends yet? That is people who have similar interests as you but have not yet become friends with you.

For such people, you need to use messaging apps with chat rooms. Here you can meet and greet people with the same thought process as you and build a strong bond with them.

Having multiple chat rooms with the same kind of interest you can find as many friends as you need.

We have compiled a list of top messaging apps with chat rooms for you to discover. With these apps in hand, you can get to know many people and not get duped by some wrong elements.

1. Twitch


Watch livestream gaming videos, Esports and any IRL broadcast on your Android device! Stream your favorite MMO RPG, strategy and FPS games for PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Twitch gives you live streaming and gamer chat in the palm of your hand.

Live chat as you watch gamers play everything from Overwatch to League of Legends. Watch PUBG showdowns, Minecraft sessions, Hearthstone matchups and stunning FIFA 18 goals. Multiplayer games not your thing? Livestream any IRL content you can think of, from art demos to animal videos!

Download on iTunes | Download on Google Play

Review: PlayStore

Great streaming service for games and catching up on ones you have missed. Best and worst function is that it remembers where you left off on the stream and goes back a few minutes for a reminder but a few times it has restarted the entire stream. Also the emotes sometimes don’t appear in the chat.

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2. Slack


Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information and tools together to get work done. From FTSE 100 companies to corner shops, millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems and drive their business forwards.

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Review: Zapier

Slack’s the 900-pound gorilla in the room, the team chat app you’ve most likely heard of and tried already. Launched in mid-2013 by the team that built Flickr, it quickly became one of the most popular ways to chat in groups. This year, Slack even acquired its original closest competitor, HipChat, along with HipChat’s newer replacement Stride. Slack is easily the most popular team chat app today.

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3. Badoo


Looking to meet somebody new? Whether you want to date, make new friends or just casually chat – the right person for you is waiting on Badoo. With millions of users all over the world (over 400 million of them in fact) – you can find that special someone on the bus, in a bar, sitting on the sofa or even on holiday!

Download on iTunes

Review: tom’s guide

Badoo is a free app for Android which is a social networking site where people chat and share interests.

The app has a very large gathering of members that you can meet and greet, chat with a lot of people and maybe even find a date. The app has thousands of new members that join everyday, it’s location-based, and safe & secure because you can check profiles and maybe see if they are telling the truth. The app now has millions of people connected in over 190 countries plus its very easy to use even offline.

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4. Rawr Messenger

Rawr Messenger

ICQ is a convenient and easy to use messenger service. Always be in touch with ICQ’s features:

  • securely encrypted calls
  • high-quality video calls
  • speech-to-text for voice messages
  • ability to create your own stickers
  • animated 3D masks and video calls
  • group chats with unlimited participants and channels
  • chat synchronization across all devices


 Download on Google Play

Review: Lifewire

ICQ was one of the earliest chat platforms, having launched in 1996. It was acquired by AOL and became famous for group chat in the early days of the internet. The platform still thrives as a popular place to make new friends and hosts a variety of free chat rooms that cover common interests like location, language, and fun pop trends like Pokémon.

Chat rooms are a fun way to meet new people from around the world. As with anything you do online, use chat rooms with caution and be sure to use the utmost discretion in sharing personal information or your exact location with anyone online or via a mobile app. Be safe, and enjoy your chat!

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5. 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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6. Ryver


Communicate with teammates privately, or as a group through Forums and Teams

  • Invite guests at no additional cost.
  • Combine Chat, Threaded Topics, Files, Tasks, Voice and Video/Screen-share, and Workflow Automation
  • See images, videos, and URL previews right in your chat messages
  • Notifications alert you immediately when somebody @mentions you or comments on your posts
  • Integrate with Google Docs, Dropbox, Asana, Jira, Twitter, Facebook and many more apps

Download on iTunes | Download on Google Play

Review: iTunes

We’ve moved from email over to Ryver to manage conversations with our clients, and it’s made it MUCH easier to keep track of threaded conversations. After each meeting, we post an update in Ryver and assign tasks to everyone. It’s nice having everything in one place so we don’t have to search through emails for info.

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7. Zoho Cliq

Zoho Cliq

The real-time messaging app enables communication across teams. Improve business productivity at your workplace.

Cliq is designed to get the work done on time and optimize your resources with this all-in-one business communication tool that’s more than just chat. Be it Small or Medium Businessess and an enterprise, Zoho Cliq enables business collaboration and automation through integration, bots and commands.

With Android Auto, make voice calls and share your location. Also, video communication made easy from anywhere, as Cliq is available on both mobile and desktop version.

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Review: FinancesOnline

Zoho Cliq is the new name of Zoho Chat rebranded in September 2017. The app has been given extra features to meet the needs of today’s business and office users. Whereas the previous software was limited to conventional chat and sharing, Zoho Cliq now incorporates a must-have for modern teams – voice and video functionality for more cohesive communication and deeper collaboration.

Zoho Cliq allows you to have direct chat and messaging with another user, or with several users/members in a chat room or channel. Now you can have as many channels as you want simultaneously, all viewable from a single window.

The ability to share files is still there, but the biggest addition is that now you can make audio or video calls right from within the channel.

Deployment has been expanded from not only being a web app but also as a desktop app for Mac, Windows and Ubuntu. Mobile apps are also available for Android and iOS.

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8. RingCentral Glip

RingCentral Glip

RingCentral is the leading all-in-one voice, team messaging, and video conferencing solution. Unlock your team’s potential and reduce email clutter with integrated task management, file sharing, and calendaring.

Here’s How Ringcentral Helps Teams To Get Stuff Done:

  • Message real-time one-on-one or with a team—from anywhere and on any device.
  • Collaborate live with HD video, screen sharing, and group video meetings.
  • Assign tasks and events to stay productive and accountable.
  • Share files, photos, links, and notes.
  • Keep on top of your most important communications with message filters, mention indicators, and new message counts.

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Review: iTunes

I hope to one day buy this company. You simply can’t beat what they day. Think of them as a communication enabler company.

Glip is free it’s better than Slack it integrates with video and voice then you have the phone tool simply killing it. When I buy the company I will improve their administrative tools and training for power users and administrators.

Kind of like Dropbox did a few years ago except I wouldn’t give up like Dropbox did I would keep pushing until my excellent administrative abilities becomes our advertising.

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9. Mattermost


Requires Mattermost Server v4.0+. Older servers will not be able to connect.

Mattermost is secure workplace messaging from behind your firewall.

  • Discuss topics in private groups, one-to-one or team-wide
  • Easily share and view image files
  • Connect in-house systems with webhooks and Slack-compatible integrations

To use this app, you need a URL for a Mattermost server.

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Review: Softpedia

Mattermost Desktop is a communication application that enables you to communicate with the members of other teams directly from your desktop. The idea behind the app is to allow you to chat with other teams or colleagues in real time and from the same desktop application.

You can easily sign in your team by specifying your web address. However, before you can get to that step, first you need to create a Mattermost account and make sure that you have configured your server to allow incoming and outgoing messages.

Afterwards, do not forget to enter your account to setup other details, such as notification preferences or a relevant profile picture.

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10. Discord


Welcome to Discord, the best cross-platform chat app for text, video, and voice comms designed specifically for gamers. We’re used by over 250 million gamers around the world.

Create secure chat channels to play games with friends, organize squads, find teammates, LFG, and participate in gaming communities. Whether you play Battle Royale or MOBA, FPS or RPG, or if you follow streamers or esports, you can easily start a group chat for everything you and your gaming clan want to talk about.

Here’s why Discord is the best gaming chat app ever:

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Review: Zapier

Discord is CB radio reinvented for the web, built into a team chat app. The team chat side of things works much as you’d expect, similar to the original HipChat or Slack in their early days. There are channels for every topic you want to discuss, emoji reactions to give quick feedback, and pinned messages so you don’t lose track of important ideas.

Behind all that are Voice channels, always-on phone calls where you can talk to anyone on your team. You can keep your mic off, then push a key to start talking whenever you want to jump in.

It’s designed for gaming, with an overlay view that shows voice channels on the side of your games—but could be as handy to talk to colleagues while working remotely in a shared Google Doc.

And you can quickly add someone from another team to your chats, with their DiscordTag or the Instant Invite link that lets you share a chat server with anyone.

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