Standard SMSs are a good way to stay in contact with your loved ones. However, there is hardly anything more you can do with SMSs than just writing plan text. Filling up the void are a few handy IM apps that are not just free but also let you do a lot more than just type. The Google Pay Store is flooded with tons of IM apps, all bundled up with some fabulous features. But, you surely have a few that are better than the others. Mentioned below are some of the top Instant Messenger apps that surely deserve a space on your phone memory.
This one is without a doubt the most popular IM app around. Apart from standard text messages, the app also allows you to send pictures, video messages and audio files. The app is free for the first year. There is no cap on the usage. Whatsapp does not require you to enter pins or usernames every time you log in. It simply integrates with your phone address book to help you get started. Even when your phone is switched off, the app automatically saves all the messages offline. You can view them once you get online.
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Undoubtedly the next best IM app after WhatsApp. Features include reliable messaging capability, free high quality voice calls, photo sharing and group messaging, searchable chat history, support for apps like Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Stream and many more. So, if you have friends using multiple IM apps, simply install IMO and stay in touch with them all.
With over 140 million users, Viber is another great IM service that allows you to call, text and send photos internationally. The call quality is unbeatable. However, unlike Whatsapp, Viber cannot share videos at least for now. But, still a 5 star seems to be a justified rating. The app is available for all major platforms. Simply install it on your device and instantly get connected to your loved ones.
Enjoy unlimited free messages and calls. Nimbuzz allows you to chat and share unlimited photos, music, videos and files with your friends on Facebook, Gtalk and Yahoo messenger. Currently Nimbuzz has over 100 million registered users across platforms with thousands being added each day. Other features include group chat, offline messages, cheap international calls and free push notifications.
The list is truly incomplete without this one. All Skype to Skype IMs and video calls are free. Moreover, send pictures and files to any of your contacts for free. Sign into Skype using your Microsoft account and get all your Hotmail, Messenger and Outlook contacts in one single place.
Also check out ChatOn, WeChat, Trillian and eBuddy. All of these are free and packed up with some fabulous features. Its time you give up your old SMSing habits and switch on to one of these amazing IM apps.