Social media and messaging are a great deal in our everyday lives. If we want to reach someone across the country – we can do it. Instantly. If we want to leave a quick reminder message – we can do it. Compared to only 20 years ago, today we have no limits in what means “communication.”

And because instant messaging has become available to almost everyone in the world, the apps should meet as many needs as possible, from as many various people as possible.

The best five apps you can use for messaging are those with a wide range of features. Skilled.co has created this infographic with most interesting options you have when using any of the top 5 apps.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a worldwide-spread app, with over 1 billion active users. It is used in the entire Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and South America, and it is available in 53 languages. It allows the highest number of group chat members (256), voice message recording, and file transfer.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is the fastest growing app, with 50 million users adding every month. You can send photos, GIFs, voice messages (with a recording time limit of 60 seconds) and even start secret conversations between you and another user.

Viber

Viber was created by the former chief information officer in the Israeli army. Therefore, its biggest advantage consists of sending information securely. In the Middle East, it’s used as an alternative to VoIP calls.

Line

Line is Japan’s main communication app, created after the 2011 tsunami, which annihilated the entire telecommunication infrastructure in the country.

WeChat

WeChat is used in China, and it’s more than a messaging app – you can book a doctor or pay the bills in-app.


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Which one meets most of your needs and what other features would you like it to have?

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.