Just a few years back, SMS was a popular method of communication between friends. It was a convenient way for exchanging short messages with each other. However, with the coming of smartphones and the amazing array of text messaging apps, people are no longer fond of SMS the way they used to be. The slew of text messaging apps available these days provide lot of excellent features to users – like group chats, video messages and much more.
However, a new problem has come up. With so many messaging apps to choose from, it can become quite confusing which would be best suited to your needs. To make things a little easier for you, let us compare some of the popular messaging apps in the market. As you know each app comes with a set of different features so it would be fun to see what each one offers and where it lacks.
1. WhatsApp – This app does not need any introduction. It is one of the most popular app out there with more than 300 million users worldwide. The good thing about WhatsApp is its simplicity. It is so simple to use that even the least tech savvy people can easily learn to use it to send photos, text or voice messages. Its subscription cost is very less at $0.99 per year. It can work on wide range of phones.
2. GroupMe – This app is owned by Skype. It is mainly intended for group messaging. Users can share text messages, photos and videos. Like Whatsapp, GroupMe is also simple to use, which is one of the major reasons for its popularity. It can be used on a variety of mobile platforms as well as on desktop.
3. Line – This app makes it possible for users to send messages and make voice calls to their contacts anywhere in the world. You can save a ton of money on your cell phone bill by using this app as it offers unlimited free calling and messaging 24 hours a day. It also has a ton of other features like group chats and video calls between fellow Line users, photo sharing, ability to express yourself with the help of stickers and Emoji. You can find hilarious and funny stickers of famous characters from around the world. Line now boasts of millions of users from more than 200 countries of the world. The reason for its popularity is that it is packed with many exciting features and is free to download. The app is also available for desktop computers and tablets.