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Top 6 Messaging Apps

Since the explosion of the Smartphone market, online communication and interaction is at its highest. It has never been easier to keep in touch. There are so many apps available to download that offer social interaction and communication. However, which apps really are the best?

Here at Asda, we have put together a list of our favourite messaging apps so far in 2016.


WhatsApp Logo

WhatsApp is a great free app that uses your data or Wi-Fi connection to send messages. You can send text, picture, and audio messages to an individual person, or a group of people. You can also make and receive voice calls on the popular app, and it is defiantly worth the download.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger Logo

Facebook Messenger, which is very similar to WhatsApp, allows you to send text, video, and picture messages, as well as stickers and gifs. You can create group chats with a group of chosen contacts or Facebook friends, or have individual conversations and voice calls.


iMessage Logo

iMessage is great for iPhone users as it is a free messaging service from iPhone to iPhone without using your text message rate. iMessage is not so much an additional app, as it is a function fixed into your iPhone, which you can turn on and off. It is great when connected to Wi-Fi, as it does not use your data or texts.


Skype Logo

Skype is popular and widely recognised for its video calling capabilities and is available for download on a wide range of devices. It is beneficial for many different audiences, from business interviews, meetings and calls, to catching up with family and friends. Skype can also be used as a messaging app to send videos, texts and pictures, just like other popular messaging apps.


Twitter Logo

Twitter is actually an effective app for messaging. It may not be as recognised other messaging apps as it wasn’t designed for that purpose. However, its Direct Messaging (DM) feature allows you to send private messages, videos and pictures to individuals or groups. Twitter has removed the character cap from its DMs so it is now a lot easier to contact someone via Twitter, and is useful if you don’t have any other form of communication to the person you want to contact.


Snapchat Logo

Snapchat is a fun and well-known app, which allows its users to chat via picture messages or over the text messaging feature. These messages are only temporary and expire if you don’t save or screenshot the individual messages, so if you’re attempting to organise or plan an event with friends, Snapchat may not be the most practical app to use. However, the popularity of Snapchat has rocketed in recent years, and with the current features and fun filters it is no wonder so many people choose to chat with friends over the app.

All of these apps are available on most smartphones including iPhone and Android. They are also free to download but some offer in app purchases.

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