Just a few years back people had ordinary mobile phones which had limited features and functionality. You could only make and receive calls, send and receive messages on it. But within a few short years the whole scenario has changed. Mobile phone technology has advanced at an unbelievable pace and now you have smartphones which have awesome range of capabilities. Mobile phones are no longer just for sending or receiving messages. Even basic smartphone models these days offer tons of features. There are many apps which you can install to further enhance the functionality of your smartphone.
Social messaging apps have become a rage these days. People have almost stopped using SMS feature as the messaging apps offer lot more exciting options. People can now send multimedia messages, do video chats, share pictures or files, join group chats and do a lot of other fun stuff. There are many popular text messaging apps which are easy to install and are available for all kinds of phones. Almost all the popular apps work on iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows 8 or Nokia phones. Many of these apps are free to download or at least offer a free trial version. When the trial period expires, you just have to pay a small monthly fee in order to enjoy unlimited messaging services.
Almost everybody knows about WhatsApp. It is a cross-platform messaging service using which you can send text, video and audio messages or share pictures. This app is available for a variety of platforms such as Android, iOS, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian etc. Installing this app on your smartphone is very simple and straightforward. After installation, you have to create an account. Your phone number acts as your username.
Every few days, you can see a new messaging app coming into the market. Many of the new apps do not attract much attention unless they come up with some special new feature. Kik Messenger is one such app which has managed to attract the attention of many as it is currently the only app in the market which has a built-in browser. With the built-in browser, users can now search any website and easily share with friends anything they find interesting on the web. Kik users can also exchange videos, sketches, images, stickers etc using this top class application.
With so many apps out there, it can become confusing which one to use. You can try out a couple of the popular apps to see which one you like best, then stick to it.