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There was a time when people used to communicate through letters and telegrams. These communication media were great, given the pace of advancement of that era. The present era, however, has undergone a huge transformation, and these communication media were replaced by tech-based, digital media.

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Facebook
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Facebook started as an online directory of Harvard College students in 2004. As popularity grew, the site expanded to other colleges and Ivy League schools across the US. On September 26, 2006, Facebook allowed anyone to join the social media network. The only requirements were to have a valid email address and be at least 13 years old. Some countries, however, do not allow access to the service. Since the access was open to everyone, Facebook has grown to have 1.86 billion active users each month. It is due to this that Facebook has grown to be the third most popular website in the world, behind YouTube and Google Search. Facebook allows users to post status messages, images, video and links to friends and groups. Each piece of content you publish can be shared with one or more people. You can control who sees your updates The News Feed feature is the main staple of Facebook. This allows you to view content highlights from friends, groups and pages you follow. Algorithms determine what content shows in the feed, much to the frustration of users. Facebook later provided options to allow you to fine tune your personalized feed, by notifying what you want to see more or less of. Another popular element to Facebook is the Like button. It was extended to include several other expressive notions to content. Such options besides Like includes, but is not limited to, Love, Sad, Wow, and Haha (funny). While rumors spread often, Facebook is a free to use service. The rumors were exacerbated further when chain letter posts were shared by thousands of users. The company provides advertising services to businesses to monetize the free service. Effective targeting methods to Facebook users that are interested in the content is one such method. Other services include sending gifts, buying virtual currency for games, or the marketplace.

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Google Chrome
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Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google. It was released in 2008 and quickly became a popular choice. Based on figures from StatCounter, as of February 2017 it is estimated that Chrome has a 62% worldwide usage share. It is praised for its speed and simple interface design. Chrome was built on WebKit, a browser technology that is primarily developed by Apple for its flagship browser, Safari. It is developed as an open source product, making it free for others to use and modify. It wasn't until several years later that Google opted to fork a version of WebKit - making another copy of the technology. They then modified the renderer component from WebKit, which they refer to as Blink. Since Chrome version 28, Blink has replaced WebCore from WebKit as the browser's renderer. The renderer is what determines how a web page looks, which can have minor differences between browser vendors. The Opera browser has also come on board with Blink, using it as the browser's renderer since version 15. In prior versions, Opera used a proprietary renderer. Like other browsers, Chrome allows you to view web pages from your mobile device with ease. Like its desktop counterpart, the mobile version has support for tabbed windows. Many of the benefits are also universal, such as the speed and rich feature support. Google Chrome is a free browser for mobile devices and tablets. It receives regular updates from Google to keep your browsing experience safe and enjoyable.

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WhatsApp
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Messaging and Voice Calling have never been this fun and easy with WhatsApp. With more than 1 billion downloads from over 180 countries, WhatsApp is undeniably the most reliable messaging and calling mobile app today. Fun, Simple, Secure and extremely useful! That is how you can perfectly describe WhatsApp. It has lots of great features to offer and is definitely more than just a messaging device. One of the app’s key features is the ability to send SMS to your friends and family without paying for those costly SMS fees. The app uses your Phone’s Internet connection to send messages for free. WhatsApp also features an interactive group chat system which allows you to broadcast a group message to your friends, co-workers or family members in just few taps. You can freely create groups, name them and send messages, photos and videos to more than 250 people at once. You can even customize the notification based on your preferences. Aside from the reliable and free Messaging service, WhatsApp also features Voice Calls and Video Calls. You can have a face-to-face conversation with a friend or make voice calls without any time limit or whatever limitation your cellphone plan has. To top it all, users can also sync their WhatsApp to their computer or web. They can download the desktop app or visit the official WhatsApp webpage at web.whatsapp.com. This allows users to access their messages to the most convenient device available. It also comes with a Built-in camera that allows you to capture those special moments and send them directly to your friends. It also has a file-sharing system that allows you to send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and many more without the need of any third party file sharing apps. Security is also the app’s top most priority that is why they established an end-to-end encryption that secures all your calls and messages. With all the great and useful features, WhatsApp is definitely a must-have in any phones!

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WeChat
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Instant messaging (IM) service WeChat was developed by Tencent and released in 2011. The Chinese developed app, whose localized name translates to "micro message," is the most popular IM app in the world. WeChat serves over 850 million active users, the majority of whom are within China. Within WeChat, you can communicate in many ways with friends and other WeChat users. The most common use of WeChat is some form of instant messaging. Whether it's text message, voice message, or stickers, you can keep in touch in these ways, and more. WeChat also includes a walkie talkie mode, which can add an extra element of fun with friends. WeChat Pay is another big feature within the app, allowing you to pay for items from vendors using your digital wallet. Your WeChat Pay account can be topped up by accepting charges to your added debit card, or by receiving money from other WeChat Pay users. Linked credit cards can only pay to vendors, and do not allow you to top up your balance. Services vary between countries and cities on WeChat. Some options include ordering food, hailing a taxi, or paying utilities. These options require the vendors to develop a 'mini-app' for the app, which adds this feature for WeChat users to enjoy. WeChat is completely free to use, with no subscription fees. You can chat, call, send stickers, and pay for services in one convenient app. You can also play competitive games with your friends in-between times. WeChat also has a desktop app available for Windows and Mac.

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Instagram
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Free photo sharing app, Instagram, allows users to take and share photos and videos. Photos and videos saved to your profile can be shared for everyone to see, or privately with whom you choose. Instagram presents photos in a polaroid-like square shape. Once you snap your photo, you can then apply filters to stylize your photo further. You can choose from a range of filters or have no filter applied. Instagram adds new filters with some of the regular updates. Instagram users often tag their photos with 'hashtags' - a way to categorize photos. With 600+ million active users, hashtags allows easier access to your public content. Tapping on any hashtag takes you to the most recent and trending photos and videos for that category. A more recent introduction to Instagram is videos. Videos were limited to 15 seconds, but future updates increased this to 60 seconds. Multi-video posts allows up to 10 minutes of consecutive video to be shared. To compete with Snapchat, Instagram introduced Instagram Stories in August 2016. Instagram Stories allows you to share photos and videos in a stream. This media then disappears after 24 hours and are no longer accessible once expired. This is a lot like Snapchat's core functionality. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 at a US$1 billion valuation. Since then, Instagram has continued to grow in popularity around the world as one of the must have apps. It often ranks within the top 10 rankings within the app stores around the world.

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Snapchat
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Snapchat gives us a new and more exciting and fun ways to express ourselves and to connect with our friends. This serves as a camera and as a creative platform for communication. Express yourself by creating short videos and unleash your creativity by using some of its fun filters and effects that you can freely share with everyone. The core feature of Snapchat is to create short videos or simply referred as “snaps” but with all the recent updates, the users can now utilize the app in so many great ways. Be part of its ever growing community and become a certified Snapchatters now! Snapchat offers bunch of colorful and fun video effects and filters. Be creative and fun by personalizing your short videos with tons of cool stickers, text captions and drawings. You can also use filters to change your voice or the effects to animate yourself. To make your Snapchat experience even greater, you can add your friends or find one that is nearby through its interactive “Add Nearby” function. The Geofilters also enable users to create filters for public places that are meaningful to them. Moment Filters, on the other hand allows you to create special free filters to inform your friends what you are up to. Memories saves all your snaps into its built-in storage area which allows you to view all your old and recent Snaps and reshare them with your friends. You can also chat with friends and use tons of colorful stickers and Bitmojis. The Discover page, on the other hand, allows you to explore the world and discover other creative people! You can also follows your favorite content creators or communicate with your own fans as well. The recent updates allows you to take longer videos, the ability to direct users to specific websites and many other photo and video editing tools that you will surely enjoy!

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LINE
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LINE is a mobile communication app that connects millions of users around the world. The app offers various ways of conversing with other users through chat, voice, and video calls, as well as having group conferences. LINE was first released in Japan and then subsequently made available to the entire world. It is currently ranked as one of the top ten apps in 52 countries. Some of the exciting features of the app are: Group video call capability with up to 200 people. Create polls to get opinions from friends. Free text messaging, video conferencing, voice and video calls. Huge collection of stickers and emojis Autosnycing, backup and storage capabilities. NHN JAPAN created the LINE messaging app for internal communication of employees after the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake which significantly damaged transmission lines throughout Japan. It was later released to the public in June of the same year and became an instant hit in the entire country. The LINE brand is currently under the auspices of the LINE Corporation, a spin off company created due to the apps immense success. From being launched in 2011, LINE has managed to acquire 100 million users just after a year and a half. By 2013, the app has become the largest social network in Japan. Today, LINE has more than 700 million users worldwide and has extended as a brand with the development of LINE Camera, LINE Play, LINE Antivirus, and many other mobile applications using the brand’s popular name.

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Gmail
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Gmail is both a free email service and an email client for mobile. It is developed by Google, who operates the Gmail service. The app helps manage emails in to specific category types, to make sorting email easier. Gmail has the usual email client affair. Send and receive emails, attachments with ease. Threaded conversations to keep emails in check. Attachment support to send documents and files to colleagues and friends. Gmail handles email well, but it does it really well. Based on the content of the email, it can determine the type of email you have received and move it to a categorized inbox. For example, you might get an email from your favorite clothing store about a sale. When Gmail scans the email, it can determine the email is a promotion, and tag it as such. Other categories include Social (Media), Updates, and Forums. This makes it easier to sort your emails and reduce the noise. Who knows - it could help you reach that infamous Inbox Zero (a.k.a. have no emails in your inbox). Gmail is a popular client, with many people using it on their mobile. It was the first app on the Android app store to reach 1 billion installs.

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Facebook Messenger
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Facebook Messenger (or sometimes referred to as Messenger) is a free instant messaging service. It relies on a Facebook account to use, and allows free text and calls to other Facebook Messenger users. Facebook Messenger can be used both on the Facebook website and through the app. Facebook Messenger launched in August 2011 as a means to have some services separate from Facebook's primary app. It also sparked a greater use of the app as a large group of Facebook users were simply messaging friends and family. The Facebook Messenger app helps provide that feature in a streamlined manner. Over time, Facebook added more features to the Messenger service. Users are now able to make video calls, share funny GIFs and even play games. Some features currently being tested in the US include peer-to-peer payments, and business integrations. One such business integration is with ecommerce sites. Shopify has partnered with Facebook Messenger to browse and even buy direct through the app. This is handled through chat bots, automated systems that can understand a user request and reply accordingly. Other chat bots are being rolled out. CNN offer personalized news articles based on interest. Poncho offers weather forecasts in your local area. Spring offers a personal shopping assistant. And more are being added to Messenger on a regular basis. Facebook Messenger does not provide an option to log out of the app. Instead, it allows you to appear as inactive, switch Messenger accounts or turn off push notifications.

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Google
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The Google app brings Google Search in a format made for mobile. You can search the web for anything, right from the palm of your hand. And like the website, it is all free to use. The Google app does more than search the web for information. It can also assist you in setting reminders, sending texts and emails, and making calls. Other handy features include weather updates, and transit timetables. Also, you can find your boarding passes, get package tracking updates, and event tickets. Some of these features are not available in all countries. The mobile app from Google acts in many ways more like a personal assistant than a simple search app. The power Google has behind the app shows a great attention to detail. What you know Google search for, is likely doable within the app as well. It also includes handy tools like a tip calculator, currency conversions, or check business hours. Get the search tools you need on your mobile. The Google app is free to download, and will likely be an app you use often.

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Skype
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Skype is an all-in-one communication app for internet telephony. It’s a feature-packed app that allows users to make voice and video calls, send text and voice messages, share images and documents, and conduct video conference calls. The Skype app started in August of 2003 when the team headed by the Swedish nationals Niklas Zennstrom and Dane Janus Friis released the first desktop version of the program. The user base of the application rose exponentially in the first two years of its release. And by September of 2005, the e-commerce giant eBay decided to purchase Skype at $2.6 billion making it one of the most successful apps ever developed. In September 2009, a Canadian investment corporation agreed to acquire 65% of Skype from eBay. This placed Skype’s enterprise market value to $2.92 billion. Microsoft then took Skype from eBay in a deal worth $8.5 billion made on May of 2011. Since then, Skype has been a flagship product of the Microsoft Corporation. The Skype mobile app is free to download although in-app purchases are available to get Skype credits. The credits could be used to avail premium features like Skype to landline calls, having local landline number attached to Skype, and unlimited call services for some countries. Skype to Skype messaging and calls are free for all users. The video conferencing feature, which is one of the reasons for Skype’s popularity, is also free for everyone. As of 2015, Skype has an average of more than 300 million active users per month. The app has also reached the 1 billion landmark in downloads.

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Yahoo Mail
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Accessing your mail has never been this easy and fun! Yahoo Mail can now be accessed through your smartphone with this useful app. This app will help you stay more organized, check your emails on time and never missed those important messages. Interestingly, this easy-to-use mobile app can be used even with non-Yahoo email addresses like Gmail, Outlook or AOL. It offers a very simple and manageable interface which can be customized based on the user’s very own preferences (choose your desired background and text colors). Yahoo Mail also offers 1000GB of free cloud storage so you won’t have to worry about exceeding the storage limit. In addition to its typical mail functions, Yahoo Mail also comes up with interesting features like Coupons Smart View which allows you to save money when shopping online and Travel Smart View to see flight details and check-ins. You can also keep yourself updated with current events worldwide with Yahoo news that comes with the app. Other interesting features of this app include the ability to filter notifications in which you will only get notified when you receive an email from a person and not from any company or newsletter. It also comes with a Caller ID feature which displays mail contacts from incoming callers! Yahoo Mail is a very useful and practical app that you must definitely have!

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Tumblr
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One of the pioneers of microblogging still has its magic and remains strongly popular despite the rise of many social media platforms today. Tumblr is still being patronized by millions of users worldwide and never failed to amuse us with its easy-to-use microblogging and social networking features. Interestingly, with the Tumblr mobile app, managing your blog and connecting with your people has never been so easy and fun! The mobile app version captures all the elements from its browser counterpart and is redesigned not just to make the application more user friendly but also to connect content creators and their followers in a bigger and more interactive scale. Tumblr allows you to express yourself in so many wonderful ways through blogging and social networking. The application allows you to post anything you want especially those that will capture your personal interests. You can share photos, text, videos, audio and many more through this interactive platform. You can even create your own GIF and cover them with stickers and text to make them more appealing and fun. Through, Tumblr you can also reflect your own personality by choosing the kind of layout that will describe you at best. You can pick color and font style you preferred and you can also follow the tags you want and discover things beyond your expectations. Most importantly, Tumblr allows you to connect with millions of other users online. You can be part of any of the overwhelming community that shares the same kind of interest with you. You can discover things you love and enjoy and reblog them. You could also start a forum or conversation and discuss various topics along with other users. Conversations can also be done privately with friends through the app’s massaging system. You can also follow your favorite content creators online and be updated with their latest posts! With overwhelming features and tons of things to explore, it is not really surprising why many people enjoy Tumblr and we bet you feel the same way!

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Twitter
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Twitter is one of the largest social networking platforms of today. The service allows users to post tweets which are messages up to 140 characters in length. Unregistered users visiting the platform can see the tweets but are not able to respond to them unless they register. Registering to the service would allow a person to follow people to see their latest tweets and post tweets or respond to them. Twitter is the first social media platforms to use the concept of hashtags. The idea behind Twitter was made in a single brainstorming session of Odeo employees. It was in March 2016 when the Twitter service was created, and in July of the same year, the app was officially launched. By 2012, a regular day on Twitter would involve 340 million tweets from its more than 100 million users. Twitter is also credited as the primary source of breaking news during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Many major media outfits, celebrities, politicians, government agencies, and private organizations across the world have Twitter accounts where they primarily communicate to their audience. The Twitter app is available on various mobile platforms including Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. Desktop users may access the service using their favorite web browser. At present, Twitter is one of the ten most visited sites on the web.

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Viber Messenger
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Long distance communication through the internet is easily done when you have Viber with you. Viber Messenger connects you to over 800 million users across the globe. The mobile app includes a variety of ways for you to communicate with other people using the service. Send text messages to your friends; make high-quality voice calls or video calls to your relatives, all for free. And with its beautiful collection of stickers and emojis, you would always find the best way to express yourself in private and group chats. Viber allows you to connect with your contacts by simply entering their phone number to the app's phonebook. You can also share photos and videos when you use Viber. Here are the cool Viber Messenger features you shouldn't miss. Hassle-free International Calls — Viber brings you long distance calls that are not just free but also of excellent quality. Private and Group Chats — Talk to a friend or have a group discussion with all of them. Chat groups could accommodate as many as 250 people. Voice and Video Calls — Make your conversation more personal with Viber's Voice and Video call feature. Hidden Chats — Secure your communications from the prying eyes of the public. Viber lets you hide a conversation and view or access it later on. Damage Control — Regretted sending a message? With Viber, you can always delete a text or voice message even if it was already sent. Viber is a product of the Rakuten group, a known leader in worldwide e-commerce. The app is available on various mobile and desktop platforms.

If you wish to experience the current façade of communication, then perhaps you need to be on one of the many Chatting Apps that have emerged in the digital marketplace. The post and telegram system is close to being archaic as different Communication Apps are available on people’s digital devices like smartphones and tablets.

Communication Apps are the present and future

Chatting Apps are not only changing the way individuals talk to each other but also how businesses reach out and talk to their customers. To understand this transformation better, let’s look at a few aspects of these Communication Apps here:

Faster exchange of information

While it took days for a postman to deliver a letter to a relative, friend, or client, Communication Apps have made the process a lot faster. In fact, it’s possible to exchange information with everyone in real time, meaning you experience time utility to the fullest.

Free and unrestricted communication

The best part of Chatting Apps is that they are free. The free Chat Apps allow you to communicate with others without any restriction. You don’t have to think about your mobile bill increasing if you chat with your friend, family, or clients for a long time.

Greater engagement

The present-day Communication Apps are engagement tools for businesses that wish to establish a deeper connection with their customers. The Chatting Apps allow you to share a multitude of content and files, which can get customers hooked on to the brand. These apps are simply great for meeting your business bottom line.

Greater personalisation

Lastly, these Communication Apps allow marketers to personalise their message. By establishing one-on-one communication, these Chatting Apps provide more room for targeting people in a more personalised way. After all, it’s the key to business success these days.

We feature a wide range of Communication Apps for our users. You can get them for free and change the way you communicate with others.

There was a time when people used to communicate through letters and telegrams. These communication media were great, given the pace of advancement of that era. The present era, however, has undergone a huge transformation, and these communication media were replaced by tech-based, digital media.

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Facebook
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Facebook started as an online directory of Harvard College students in 2004. As popularity grew, the site expanded to other colleges and Ivy League schools across the US. On September 26, 2006, Facebook allowed anyone to join the social media network. The only requirements were to have a valid email address and be at least 13 years old. Some countries, however, do not allow access to the service. Since the access was open to everyone, Facebook has grown to have 1.86 billion active users each month. It is due to this that Facebook has grown to be the third most popular website in the world, behind YouTube and Google Search. Facebook allows users to post status messages, images, video and links to friends and groups. Each piece of content you publish can be shared with one or more people. You can control who sees your updates The News Feed feature is the main staple of Facebook. This allows you to view content highlights from friends, groups and pages you follow. Algorithms determine what content shows in the feed, much to the frustration of users. Facebook later provided options to allow you to fine tune your personalized feed, by notifying what you want to see more or less of. Another popular element to Facebook is the Like button. It was extended to include several other expressive notions to content. Such options besides Like includes, but is not limited to, Love, Sad, Wow, and Haha (funny). While rumors spread often, Facebook is a free to use service. The rumors were exacerbated further when chain letter posts were shared by thousands of users. The company provides advertising services to businesses to monetize the free service. Effective targeting methods to Facebook users that are interested in the content is one such method. Other services include sending gifts, buying virtual currency for games, or the marketplace.

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Google Chrome
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Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google. It was released in 2008 and quickly became a popular choice. Based on figures from StatCounter, as of February 2017 it is estimated that Chrome has a 62% worldwide usage share. It is praised for its speed and simple interface design. Chrome was built on WebKit, a browser technology that is primarily developed by Apple for its flagship browser, Safari. It is developed as an open source product, making it free for others to use and modify. It wasn't until several years later that Google opted to fork a version of WebKit - making another copy of the technology. They then modified the renderer component from WebKit, which they refer to as Blink. Since Chrome version 28, Blink has replaced WebCore from WebKit as the browser's renderer. The renderer is what determines how a web page looks, which can have minor differences between browser vendors. The Opera browser has also come on board with Blink, using it as the browser's renderer since version 15. In prior versions, Opera used a proprietary renderer. Like other browsers, Chrome allows you to view web pages from your mobile device with ease. Like its desktop counterpart, the mobile version has support for tabbed windows. Many of the benefits are also universal, such as the speed and rich feature support. Google Chrome is a free browser for mobile devices and tablets. It receives regular updates from Google to keep your browsing experience safe and enjoyable.

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WhatsApp
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Messaging and Voice Calling have never been this fun and easy with WhatsApp. With more than 1 billion downloads from over 180 countries, WhatsApp is undeniably the most reliable messaging and calling mobile app today. Fun, Simple, Secure and extremely useful! That is how you can perfectly describe WhatsApp. It has lots of great features to offer and is definitely more than just a messaging device. One of the app’s key features is the ability to send SMS to your friends and family without paying for those costly SMS fees. The app uses your Phone’s Internet connection to send messages for free. WhatsApp also features an interactive group chat system which allows you to broadcast a group message to your friends, co-workers or family members in just few taps. You can freely create groups, name them and send messages, photos and videos to more than 250 people at once. You can even customize the notification based on your preferences. Aside from the reliable and free Messaging service, WhatsApp also features Voice Calls and Video Calls. You can have a face-to-face conversation with a friend or make voice calls without any time limit or whatever limitation your cellphone plan has. To top it all, users can also sync their WhatsApp to their computer or web. They can download the desktop app or visit the official WhatsApp webpage at web.whatsapp.com. This allows users to access their messages to the most convenient device available. It also comes with a Built-in camera that allows you to capture those special moments and send them directly to your friends. It also has a file-sharing system that allows you to send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and many more without the need of any third party file sharing apps. Security is also the app’s top most priority that is why they established an end-to-end encryption that secures all your calls and messages. With all the great and useful features, WhatsApp is definitely a must-have in any phones!

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WeChat
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Instant messaging (IM) service WeChat was developed by Tencent and released in 2011. The Chinese developed app, whose localized name translates to "micro message," is the most popular IM app in the world. WeChat serves over 850 million active users, the majority of whom are within China. Within WeChat, you can communicate in many ways with friends and other WeChat users. The most common use of WeChat is some form of instant messaging. Whether it's text message, voice message, or stickers, you can keep in touch in these ways, and more. WeChat also includes a walkie talkie mode, which can add an extra element of fun with friends. WeChat Pay is another big feature within the app, allowing you to pay for items from vendors using your digital wallet. Your WeChat Pay account can be topped up by accepting charges to your added debit card, or by receiving money from other WeChat Pay users. Linked credit cards can only pay to vendors, and do not allow you to top up your balance. Services vary between countries and cities on WeChat. Some options include ordering food, hailing a taxi, or paying utilities. These options require the vendors to develop a 'mini-app' for the app, which adds this feature for WeChat users to enjoy. WeChat is completely free to use, with no subscription fees. You can chat, call, send stickers, and pay for services in one convenient app. You can also play competitive games with your friends in-between times. WeChat also has a desktop app available for Windows and Mac.

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Instagram
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Free photo sharing app, Instagram, allows users to take and share photos and videos. Photos and videos saved to your profile can be shared for everyone to see, or privately with whom you choose. Instagram presents photos in a polaroid-like square shape. Once you snap your photo, you can then apply filters to stylize your photo further. You can choose from a range of filters or have no filter applied. Instagram adds new filters with some of the regular updates. Instagram users often tag their photos with 'hashtags' - a way to categorize photos. With 600+ million active users, hashtags allows easier access to your public content. Tapping on any hashtag takes you to the most recent and trending photos and videos for that category. A more recent introduction to Instagram is videos. Videos were limited to 15 seconds, but future updates increased this to 60 seconds. Multi-video posts allows up to 10 minutes of consecutive video to be shared. To compete with Snapchat, Instagram introduced Instagram Stories in August 2016. Instagram Stories allows you to share photos and videos in a stream. This media then disappears after 24 hours and are no longer accessible once expired. This is a lot like Snapchat's core functionality. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 at a US$1 billion valuation. Since then, Instagram has continued to grow in popularity around the world as one of the must have apps. It often ranks within the top 10 rankings within the app stores around the world.

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Snapchat
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Snapchat gives us a new and more exciting and fun ways to express ourselves and to connect with our friends. This serves as a camera and as a creative platform for communication. Express yourself by creating short videos and unleash your creativity by using some of its fun filters and effects that you can freely share with everyone. The core feature of Snapchat is to create short videos or simply referred as “snaps” but with all the recent updates, the users can now utilize the app in so many great ways. Be part of its ever growing community and become a certified Snapchatters now! Snapchat offers bunch of colorful and fun video effects and filters. Be creative and fun by personalizing your short videos with tons of cool stickers, text captions and drawings. You can also use filters to change your voice or the effects to animate yourself. To make your Snapchat experience even greater, you can add your friends or find one that is nearby through its interactive “Add Nearby” function. The Geofilters also enable users to create filters for public places that are meaningful to them. Moment Filters, on the other hand allows you to create special free filters to inform your friends what you are up to. Memories saves all your snaps into its built-in storage area which allows you to view all your old and recent Snaps and reshare them with your friends. You can also chat with friends and use tons of colorful stickers and Bitmojis. The Discover page, on the other hand, allows you to explore the world and discover other creative people! You can also follows your favorite content creators or communicate with your own fans as well. The recent updates allows you to take longer videos, the ability to direct users to specific websites and many other photo and video editing tools that you will surely enjoy!

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LINE
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LINE is a mobile communication app that connects millions of users around the world. The app offers various ways of conversing with other users through chat, voice, and video calls, as well as having group conferences. LINE was first released in Japan and then subsequently made available to the entire world. It is currently ranked as one of the top ten apps in 52 countries. Some of the exciting features of the app are: Group video call capability with up to 200 people. Create polls to get opinions from friends. Free text messaging, video conferencing, voice and video calls. Huge collection of stickers and emojis Autosnycing, backup and storage capabilities. NHN JAPAN created the LINE messaging app for internal communication of employees after the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake which significantly damaged transmission lines throughout Japan. It was later released to the public in June of the same year and became an instant hit in the entire country. The LINE brand is currently under the auspices of the LINE Corporation, a spin off company created due to the apps immense success. From being launched in 2011, LINE has managed to acquire 100 million users just after a year and a half. By 2013, the app has become the largest social network in Japan. Today, LINE has more than 700 million users worldwide and has extended as a brand with the development of LINE Camera, LINE Play, LINE Antivirus, and many other mobile applications using the brand’s popular name.

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Gmail
Communication

Gmail is both a free email service and an email client for mobile. It is developed by Google, who operates the Gmail service. The app helps manage emails in to specific category types, to make sorting email easier. Gmail has the usual email client affair. Send and receive emails, attachments with ease. Threaded conversations to keep emails in check. Attachment support to send documents and files to colleagues and friends. Gmail handles email well, but it does it really well. Based on the content of the email, it can determine the type of email you have received and move it to a categorized inbox. For example, you might get an email from your favorite clothing store about a sale. When Gmail scans the email, it can determine the email is a promotion, and tag it as such. Other categories include Social (Media), Updates, and Forums. This makes it easier to sort your emails and reduce the noise. Who knows - it could help you reach that infamous Inbox Zero (a.k.a. have no emails in your inbox). Gmail is a popular client, with many people using it on their mobile. It was the first app on the Android app store to reach 1 billion installs.

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Facebook Messenger
Communication

Facebook Messenger (or sometimes referred to as Messenger) is a free instant messaging service. It relies on a Facebook account to use, and allows free text and calls to other Facebook Messenger users. Facebook Messenger can be used both on the Facebook website and through the app. Facebook Messenger launched in August 2011 as a means to have some services separate from Facebook's primary app. It also sparked a greater use of the app as a large group of Facebook users were simply messaging friends and family. The Facebook Messenger app helps provide that feature in a streamlined manner. Over time, Facebook added more features to the Messenger service. Users are now able to make video calls, share funny GIFs and even play games. Some features currently being tested in the US include peer-to-peer payments, and business integrations. One such business integration is with ecommerce sites. Shopify has partnered with Facebook Messenger to browse and even buy direct through the app. This is handled through chat bots, automated systems that can understand a user request and reply accordingly. Other chat bots are being rolled out. CNN offer personalized news articles based on interest. Poncho offers weather forecasts in your local area. Spring offers a personal shopping assistant. And more are being added to Messenger on a regular basis. Facebook Messenger does not provide an option to log out of the app. Instead, it allows you to appear as inactive, switch Messenger accounts or turn off push notifications.

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Google
Communication

The Google app brings Google Search in a format made for mobile. You can search the web for anything, right from the palm of your hand. And like the website, it is all free to use. The Google app does more than search the web for information. It can also assist you in setting reminders, sending texts and emails, and making calls. Other handy features include weather updates, and transit timetables. Also, you can find your boarding passes, get package tracking updates, and event tickets. Some of these features are not available in all countries. The mobile app from Google acts in many ways more like a personal assistant than a simple search app. The power Google has behind the app shows a great attention to detail. What you know Google search for, is likely doable within the app as well. It also includes handy tools like a tip calculator, currency conversions, or check business hours. Get the search tools you need on your mobile. The Google app is free to download, and will likely be an app you use often.

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Skype
Communication

Skype is an all-in-one communication app for internet telephony. It’s a feature-packed app that allows users to make voice and video calls, send text and voice messages, share images and documents, and conduct video conference calls. The Skype app started in August of 2003 when the team headed by the Swedish nationals Niklas Zennstrom and Dane Janus Friis released the first desktop version of the program. The user base of the application rose exponentially in the first two years of its release. And by September of 2005, the e-commerce giant eBay decided to purchase Skype at $2.6 billion making it one of the most successful apps ever developed. In September 2009, a Canadian investment corporation agreed to acquire 65% of Skype from eBay. This placed Skype’s enterprise market value to $2.92 billion. Microsoft then took Skype from eBay in a deal worth $8.5 billion made on May of 2011. Since then, Skype has been a flagship product of the Microsoft Corporation. The Skype mobile app is free to download although in-app purchases are available to get Skype credits. The credits could be used to avail premium features like Skype to landline calls, having local landline number attached to Skype, and unlimited call services for some countries. Skype to Skype messaging and calls are free for all users. The video conferencing feature, which is one of the reasons for Skype’s popularity, is also free for everyone. As of 2015, Skype has an average of more than 300 million active users per month. The app has also reached the 1 billion landmark in downloads.

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Yahoo Mail
Communication

Accessing your mail has never been this easy and fun! Yahoo Mail can now be accessed through your smartphone with this useful app. This app will help you stay more organized, check your emails on time and never missed those important messages. Interestingly, this easy-to-use mobile app can be used even with non-Yahoo email addresses like Gmail, Outlook or AOL. It offers a very simple and manageable interface which can be customized based on the user’s very own preferences (choose your desired background and text colors). Yahoo Mail also offers 1000GB of free cloud storage so you won’t have to worry about exceeding the storage limit. In addition to its typical mail functions, Yahoo Mail also comes up with interesting features like Coupons Smart View which allows you to save money when shopping online and Travel Smart View to see flight details and check-ins. You can also keep yourself updated with current events worldwide with Yahoo news that comes with the app. Other interesting features of this app include the ability to filter notifications in which you will only get notified when you receive an email from a person and not from any company or newsletter. It also comes with a Caller ID feature which displays mail contacts from incoming callers! Yahoo Mail is a very useful and practical app that you must definitely have!

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Tumblr
Communication

One of the pioneers of microblogging still has its magic and remains strongly popular despite the rise of many social media platforms today. Tumblr is still being patronized by millions of users worldwide and never failed to amuse us with its easy-to-use microblogging and social networking features. Interestingly, with the Tumblr mobile app, managing your blog and connecting with your people has never been so easy and fun! The mobile app version captures all the elements from its browser counterpart and is redesigned not just to make the application more user friendly but also to connect content creators and their followers in a bigger and more interactive scale. Tumblr allows you to express yourself in so many wonderful ways through blogging and social networking. The application allows you to post anything you want especially those that will capture your personal interests. You can share photos, text, videos, audio and many more through this interactive platform. You can even create your own GIF and cover them with stickers and text to make them more appealing and fun. Through, Tumblr you can also reflect your own personality by choosing the kind of layout that will describe you at best. You can pick color and font style you preferred and you can also follow the tags you want and discover things beyond your expectations. Most importantly, Tumblr allows you to connect with millions of other users online. You can be part of any of the overwhelming community that shares the same kind of interest with you. You can discover things you love and enjoy and reblog them. You could also start a forum or conversation and discuss various topics along with other users. Conversations can also be done privately with friends through the app’s massaging system. You can also follow your favorite content creators online and be updated with their latest posts! With overwhelming features and tons of things to explore, it is not really surprising why many people enjoy Tumblr and we bet you feel the same way!

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Twitter
Communication

Twitter is one of the largest social networking platforms of today. The service allows users to post tweets which are messages up to 140 characters in length. Unregistered users visiting the platform can see the tweets but are not able to respond to them unless they register. Registering to the service would allow a person to follow people to see their latest tweets and post tweets or respond to them. Twitter is the first social media platforms to use the concept of hashtags. The idea behind Twitter was made in a single brainstorming session of Odeo employees. It was in March 2016 when the Twitter service was created, and in July of the same year, the app was officially launched. By 2012, a regular day on Twitter would involve 340 million tweets from its more than 100 million users. Twitter is also credited as the primary source of breaking news during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Many major media outfits, celebrities, politicians, government agencies, and private organizations across the world have Twitter accounts where they primarily communicate to their audience. The Twitter app is available on various mobile platforms including Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. Desktop users may access the service using their favorite web browser. At present, Twitter is one of the ten most visited sites on the web.

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Viber Messenger
Communication

Long distance communication through the internet is easily done when you have Viber with you. Viber Messenger connects you to over 800 million users across the globe. The mobile app includes a variety of ways for you to communicate with other people using the service. Send text messages to your friends; make high-quality voice calls or video calls to your relatives, all for free. And with its beautiful collection of stickers and emojis, you would always find the best way to express yourself in private and group chats. Viber allows you to connect with your contacts by simply entering their phone number to the app's phonebook. You can also share photos and videos when you use Viber. Here are the cool Viber Messenger features you shouldn't miss. Hassle-free International Calls — Viber brings you long distance calls that are not just free but also of excellent quality. Private and Group Chats — Talk to a friend or have a group discussion with all of them. Chat groups could accommodate as many as 250 people. Voice and Video Calls — Make your conversation more personal with Viber's Voice and Video call feature. Hidden Chats — Secure your communications from the prying eyes of the public. Viber lets you hide a conversation and view or access it later on. Damage Control — Regretted sending a message? With Viber, you can always delete a text or voice message even if it was already sent. Viber is a product of the Rakuten group, a known leader in worldwide e-commerce. The app is available on various mobile and desktop platforms.

If you wish to experience the current façade of communication, then perhaps you need to be on one of the many Chatting Apps that have emerged in the digital marketplace. The post and telegram system is close to being archaic as different Communication Apps are available on people’s digital devices like smartphones and tablets.

Communication Apps are the present and future

Chatting Apps are not only changing the way individuals talk to each other but also how businesses reach out and talk to their customers. To understand this transformation better, let’s look at a few aspects of these Communication Apps here:

Faster exchange of information

While it took days for a postman to deliver a letter to a relative, friend, or client, Communication Apps have made the process a lot faster. In fact, it’s possible to exchange information with everyone in real time, meaning you experience time utility to the fullest.

Free and unrestricted communication

The best part of Chatting Apps is that they are free. The free Chat Apps allow you to communicate with others without any restriction. You don’t have to think about your mobile bill increasing if you chat with your friend, family, or clients for a long time.

Greater engagement

The present-day Communication Apps are engagement tools for businesses that wish to establish a deeper connection with their customers. The Chatting Apps allow you to share a multitude of content and files, which can get customers hooked on to the brand. These apps are simply great for meeting your business bottom line.

Greater personalisation

Lastly, these Communication Apps allow marketers to personalise their message. By establishing one-on-one communication, these Chatting Apps provide more room for targeting people in a more personalised way. After all, it’s the key to business success these days.

We feature a wide range of Communication Apps for our users. You can get them for free and change the way you communicate with others.