Top 5 Messenger Applications to Download in India

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As the smartphone era picks up pace, SMS is loosing it's race with Messaging apps. The ability to add multimedia content, share location, start group chat are some of the perks these apps bring along with them.

Previously there was news that 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared to 17.6 billion SMS texts. This is perhaps the beginning of the sign of things to come, as for the first time, Messenger apps generated more traffic then SMS texts.

WhatsApp recently reported that it has more than 200 million monthly users. However the exact numbers were not specified by the company. You must have noticed from time to time, people asking, are you on WhatsApp?

Similar questions were raised in regards to Facebook, a few years back. Now, a days they just ask what's your Facebook id. Do you see the pattern here? WhatsApp could soon become a household name just like the social-networking site. A combination of success and great features make it the King amongst the messenger apps.

However, besides WhatsApp, there are other messaging apps which are gaining popularity these days. Here is the list of top 5 mobile messenger applications.

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Top 5 Messenger Applications

WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. The app lets you send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts. This simple to use messenger does not require you to add pins or password. It does not require you to login in or out, as it is always on and connected. With WhatsApp users can share location, exchange contacts and even send offline messages. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have WhatsApp.The app is free to use for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, Symbian, while it is priced at Rs. 55 for iOS users.


Top 5 Messenger Applications

Viber is also a cross-platform instant messaging application which allows you to text, call, and send photos and video messages worldwide for free. Like whatsApp, Viber also syncs with your mobile contact list. It Offers HD sound quality for sound and most importantly is free to use. The app is available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone platforms.

BlackBerry Messenger

Top 5 Messenger Applications

BlackBerry Messenger app is pretty similar to WhatsApp and Viber and comes included on BlackBerry devices that. It allows messaging between BlackBerry users. BlackBerry 10 smartphone users can also make video-calls. There is now news that the messenger is coming to Android and iOS soon. This is great messenger and could. It comes a finely tuned design aesthetics and also is said to be a battery efficient app. If this goes multi-platform, it could be a force to be reckoned with. For now BlackBerry users can download it for free.

Facebook Messenger

Top 5 Messenger Applications

As the name says it all Facebook Messenger is from the world's most popular social-networking site. But, what's great is it is a stand alone app and lets you send you messages to other facebook users. Users can also get SMS and Facebook messages together on some phones. You will be able to send text and voice messages as well for free. Like the above, the app supports group conversations as well. Facebook Messenger app is available for Android, iOS, Windows platforms.


Top 5 Messenger Applications

GroupMe is a mobile group messaging app owned by Microsoft. The app is is known for it's clean interface and it's provision for instant photo sharing. The app allows you to start groups with the people already in your phone's address book. You can broadcast messages with your groups using the contact list. Also, GroupMe lets you start receiving your messages via SMS when you have a poor connection. The app is free and is available for Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, iOS platforms.

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