One of the main uses of our smartphone is messaging either by SMS, multimedia or internet, constantly we are communicating and it is always important to have the best applications for it. That is why today in AndroidADN we bring you a selection of the 10 best messaging apps for Android.

Note: it is very likely that the choice of applications are not equal for different areas, as the main factor to keep in mind when we decide on one is the percentage of our contacts that have it as it is with them that we are interested in talking.

TOP 10 Best Messaging Apps for Android

10. Viber

Viber is a VoIP-calls oriented an application , but also has the ability to send text messages, and is for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and Blackberry.
This application stands out for having quintupled its downloads last month having in total over 50 million in Google Play and currently has a record of 90 million users worldwide.

Undoubtedly Viber is an application to be considered and depending on the area you may find it more than useful based on the number of users.


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9. LiveProfile

LiveProfile is a multiplatform application available for Android, iPhone OS and BlackBerry. This allows you to send text messages and multimedia content, plus gives you acknowledge reading and informs you about your receptor´s availability. 

 

LiveProfile is available for free but requires the use of the identifier of the person to add it to our list of contacts.

It is a modest application but worthwhile check it.


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8. Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger is an excellent alternative to Whatsapp which is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian and BlackBerry. Like LiveProfile requires an identifier to get connected with our contacts. Among its outstanding features we find instant notifications that indicate when a message is sent, delivered and read, photo sharing and group chat.

It has over 10 million downloads on Google Play and an average valuation of 4.4 making it stand as one of the most popular in the category.


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7. Nimbuzz

Nimbuuz is a service of calls via VoIP, instant messaging and geopresence. This provides support for Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, Google Talk, AIM, MySpace, Hyves and ICQ, and is free for all available platforms.

Nimbuzz Messenger lets you chat with your Facebook contacts, Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger and Live Messenger and allows you to share unlimited photos, files, music and videos. It also includes the ability to connect with your friends on Twitter.

With a basis of 110 million users and over 10 million downloads on Google Play, Nimbuzz Messenger is a good messaging application.

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6. GroupMe

GroupMe is an application that once was bought by Skype and therefore belongs to Microsoft.

GroupMe was the first messaging application to incorporate group messages, forcing even WhatsApp to upgrade their version, however, not only adheres to group chats but lets launch questions to contacts (questions ), send direct messages between users.

Among its options, you can create clusters around specific entertainment products and as advantage we can say that you can stay connected with your contacts through its web version. It is available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry.


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5. ChatOn

This is the application of the new Samsung messaging service and is available for Android, iPhone OS, Blackberry and Bada OS. Like WhatsApp , it allows you to send videos, photos, locations, and even calendar events and contacts.

However, ChatOn also offers some other innovations that are intended to give an extra not found in other messaging applications, such as the ability to create a profile that other users can access, and a section where you can meet three more contacts you have spoken during the week.


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4. eBuddy XMS

eBuddy XMS is an instant messaging application available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. This offers similar features to those that have WhatsApp, as the recognition of contacts on your device that already have the application. Furthermore, this adds the ability to sync with Facebook to integrate our picture of the social network profile.

The more than 5 million downloads and a user rating of 4.2 guarantee this application, with a simple and intuitive interface represents one of the best messaging applications for Android.

Certainly when it counts with a larger user base will stand as more serious competition to WhatsApp. You should definitely try it.

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3. Spotbros

Spotbros was presented this year as the great alternative to WhatsApp, due to the particular functions it incorporates. Like other instant messaging applications, Spotbros allows you to send messages to any user anywhere in the world, which adds the ability to display on your calendar only the contacts that had added you on their mobile.

 Among the features, Spotbros allows you to “Shouts” a kind of question that is sent only to people who use the service and who are near that area, with a maximum radius of a mile. This way you can make a Shout, for example, to find out about a restaurant or to try to find out what happened somewhere.

It also includes the “Spot”, a kind of public chat group located at a site where you can discuss and comment on that area to have the occasional reference to what you seek.

At the moment is only available for Android, but the iPhone version will be out soon. Its creators emphasize that the messages are encrypted and are web microsites, so it can be linked.


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2. Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is the official facebook application for messaging. This is available for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, and lets you communicate with all your social network contacts, automatically synchronizes with Facebook messaging service on computers.

The main advantage of this application is that it allows us to use our Facebook account as a chat platform, thus no need to enter our wall to talk to our contacts. With Facebook Messenger we can send individual or start group conversations, get notifications, know who sees our messages and share photos and our location.

To my taste, bearing in mind that is part of the most popular social network in the world, its interface could be better optimized and have better transitions and effects. Of course Facebook for Android also leaves much to be desired and the CEO and founder of it has clarified that they are working on a new version completely renovated.

For now, we have to settle with what we have, but by the mere fact of being part of Facebook’s placed on the podium for the large user base with which features.


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1. WhatsApp Messenger

King of kings: WhatsApp Messenger is not only one of the most downloads applications in Google Play surpassing 100 million, but is also one of the most downloaded on the other platforms for which is available such as iOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry, which makes it the ultimate messaging application worldwide.

With a simple and intuitive interface, WhatsApp Messenger allows us to connect with our friends and family the easiest way using the internet connection either through WiFi or data package. It works very well, even better than the SMS service of the operators, which turns obsolete the traditional messages. If we consider that the user community grows every day, then it is very likely that in the near future WhatsApp will be The messaging application .

Its main advantages are the ability to share images, audio and video with a compressor of the application its own to reduce the size of files, group chats, automatic synchronization with your device contacts and the ability to receive messages even when off. WhatsApp Messenger also inform us when the message reaches its destination and when it is read, also notify us if a person is online or when was the last time It did.

Should be noted that one of the historic disadvantages of this application was the lack of security of the messages since they were not encrypted and could deciphered if one was on the same WiFi network, but since this has been fixed I must confess that I find no counter to this application. In fact I would say that is the application number 1 as far as smartphones are concerned, you can not not miss it on your device.


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This was our selection of the 10 best messaging apps for Android, if you think we missed any let us know in the comments and tell us why For you, which is the best messaging application?

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