5 standout features of the most popular messaging (IM) apps around
posted by Chris P. / Nov 19, 2015, 7:21 AM
Earlier today, we shared the results from our yesterday poll, Which is your preferred messenger app? Nearly two thousand readers of ours took part in the survey, and shared their preference, allowing us to draw some conclusions. For starters, Whatsapp is by and far the most popular chat client among our users, followed by (Facebook) Messenger, Telegram, BBM, and Viber.
So what makes these special? With some, it's their ubiquity, meaning that they can count on their friends and family to be available for chat. With others, it's a particular, special feature that makes them worthwhile. So we sat back and thought hard about what it is exactly that draws people to any of the aforementioned five and identified one standout feature of each.
Ready to find out? Let's go!
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Whatsapp has support for desktop as well (its 3rd party tho). You can download the chrome extension.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 7:53 AM 0
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Viber in my experience is such a big scam. After signing up and putting $20 into the account for international calls, I quickly realized that the voice quality wasn't up to par and that i had constant disconnects, I called to cancel my account and was told that i could do that via the mobile app which I did but they refused to refund me the remaining $17 because it had been over 2 month since my last use of the App. All that and that I was bombarded with unwanted ads on my mobile app not to mention their horrible customer service, a pretty s**tty company overall.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 8:04 AM 0
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and Telegram is available for Android, iPhone/iPad, Widows Phone (the new Windows Mobile), it's available for OS X, PC and Linux... and most importatly it's web based too, so it's the most independent from them all, cuase you can use it on any browser.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 8:12 AM 0
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I've been using telegram for about 4 month now. It's getting better and better with every new update. Maybe the best feature for me is accessing all my chats frow it's website when my phone's not around. You can access your account from any device, anywhere, and all your chats (except secret chats) will be instantly synced. And the worst thing would be lack of video/audio call.
posted on Nov 19, 2015, 9:59 AM 0
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Definitely Hike.... Use it..u will forget others. Stickers, offline messages, send any file up 100 mb, chat with out internet with hike direct. get embedded NEWS , latest scores Get coupons etc. I don't know why its not listed here.
posted on Nov 20, 2015, 3:58 AM 0
Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015
This is my favourite apps in order Viber, Whatsapp, Hike, Facebook messenger, Telegram, BBM, Line, Wechat. find Hike and discover the glory of chatting, I just think hike is powerful but not as popular as some of these its just a metter of time before everyone starts adopting it.
posted on Nov 20, 2015, 5:32 PM 0
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