Top 5 Best Android Communication Apps
When it comes to Android Communication apps, there are so many available today, most of which are good, it is hard to decide which the best are. To decide on this top 5, I looked at a zahipedia tech blog or two to see what it was that people wanted most in their app. As some of the really good apps are rarely heard of, like Kik or Telegram, they are not becoming popular because those with it find it hard to convince friends to get it. Once an app is well known, it is easier to get people to join.
- Yahoo Messenger
Since yahoo re-launched their yahoo Messenger, it now comes with a slew of extra features. These features make it on a par with other top of the line messenger apps and now include cloud based photo sharing and an offline mode. With the offline mode, you can write messages and they will automatically be sent when a signal becomes available.
Viber has been said to be a lot like Skype but uses your existing phone number and so does not need a separate account. As well as allowing the sharing of videos and photos, this allows 100 people to be in a conversation. It is also a bit like Twitter in so far as it allows you to listen to public conversations with celebrities.
- Facebook Messenger
The fact that this app connects directly to your Facebook where all your friends already are, makes is a must for this list. Usually it will often come pre-installed in whichever device you buy but if it doesn’t, it can easily be downloaded. A more recent feature of this app is the Chat Heads which show little profile pictures of someone you are chatting with, above all other apps that may be running, allowing you to not lose track of who’s online.
Skype first gained popularity on the desktops and since its sale to Microsoft, may be included in a Windows Live or Windows 8 package. Although you still need a Skype account, Windows are trying to connect it to existing Windows accounts. What is perhaps a little less known about the Skype app is that although it is excellent at sending videos and voice, it also has a very efficient instant messaging functionality. This allows for not just text but also photos and short videos to be sent to people even though they may not be online. Skype credits can also be used to make calls to mobile or static phones.
Since Facebook paid $19 billion for Wattsapp, it has certainly become the most popular messaging app available today. It has all the functions you would expect from a messaging app, plus it doesn’t need usernames, passwords or pins, keeping things simple. As it uses the internet, it does not require any phone charges and it is highly customisable and easy to use. Easy to set up and automatic syncing to your phone’s contacts, this app offers a truly rich, ad free experience.
This guest post was written by Zahid Rafiq, a professional developer and technology expert. He loves to follow technology blogs, tech news and blogging on top tech blogs.
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