Remember when the only way to could chat with people was by texting? Today’s chat apps are loaded with loads of great features that make socializing and organizing projects an absolute breeze.
In this article I’ll share my top 5 favourite messaging apps for Android and iOS.
If you work on projects and activities that require multiple team members to complete then our favourite is Slack.
Slack is a favourite amongst businesses and individuals and it’s not hard to see why, with its combination of messaging, scheduling, management features and of course app integration.
We’ve used this in the past for big, complex projects like building a new company website right down to preparing an email campaign.
In terms of instant messaging you can sync across multiple devices, share files and allows you to set up groups and sub groups.
Slack integrates with all of the most popular platforms used today including Asana, Zendesk and more.
If you’re looking for a chat app that is all about group messaging then GroupMe is a solid option. GroupMe allows you to set up different groups where you can send emojis, stickers, and GIFs.
It has a texting feature so that you can group chat with friends and relatives who may not have a smartphone, I think this is a really great feature. Ok, so, what makes this any different from using plain old SMS from your phone?
Well, when you send a group SMS message, say to 12 people, you’re really having 12 seprate conversations, when they reply you’re the only who sees it, with GroupMe you’re actually creating a group discussion where everyone can participate.
Are you a gamer? This is the best messaging app for you. One of things I like about Discord is that it’s cross-platform which means that you can create a seamless experience whether you’re using your mobile or computer.
Features include voice chat, multiple text chats, photo messages, push notifications etc. and of course it comes with server tools so you can create your own channels and communities.
But this isn’t just for gamers; you can use this to set up private channels for work, social clubs etc.
No chat apps list would be complete without Snapchat.
Snapchat was the first app to specialize in self-destructing messages which meant that you could send a photo to a friend and then have it disappear after a few seconds which it instantly made it one of the most fun messaging apps on the market.
Snapchat has since added a lot more features more commonly found on other chat apps including funny filters, photo editing tools, bitmojis, adaptive chat, video messages, voice calls and text messaging.
#1. Yabb Chat App
Yabb Chat App is my new favourite hands down the reason being that the guys over at Yabb have created an all-in-one style chat app taken the best features found inside your typical social media style apps and weaved them all inside their app.
They’ve got self-destructing text messages, videos and photos.
Thy have their own social media wall so you can like, comment and share other people’s (called Yabbers) content – they also have a team who remove inappropriate content (photos and videos) which I really like.
Yabb Messenger comes locked and loaded with other features like, VoIP calls, emojis, animated stickers, photo filters, group chat, video chat.
There are also rumours that Yabb with adopt a digital wallet so you can manage your money as well!