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Messengers are the most widely used applications across any platform because they provide the most commonly used feature of chatting with your friends. Text Messages have always been a most important part of our mobile phones unless these applications came up and made SMSs obsolete.
Nowadays, it is more convenient to greet your friends on a festival through these applications rather than sending an SMS because on those special occasion each SMS may cost you more than Re 1. Not only this, but these applications are way faster than the traditional text messages.
So, Gizbot is here to help you with the latest and most widely used messengers across both the platforms, iOS and Android. The list is mentioned as follows:
This is the most widely used messenger on your smartphones (even more than Facebook Messenger). The best feature about this application is that it allows you to create a group of 50 users which is the highest of all the messengers mentioned in this article.
The only turn-off for the iPhone users is its UI which has not been revamped as per the new UI of iOS7 and its privacy features are sometimes a problems for the new users. Apart from this it is the most popular messengers of all. Download From Google Play
Blackberry Mobile manufacturing division was taken over by Fairfax but Blackberry decided to make its BBM messenger open and free for iOS and Android platforms. BBM already had a huge network among the Blackberry users and now there are many Android and iPhone users who are still using this application.
The best feature about this application is its privacy wherein you can connect to the people with whom you want to. In Whatsapp, your whole contact book is scanned and anybody using that same application will be mentioned under Favorite tab. So, anybody having your phone number will be able to contact you on Whatsapp but that's not the case of BBM, where the BBM Pin has to be shared in order to connect with that person. Download From Google Play
Now this messenger is being advertised mostly widely in India. The unique feature of this application is that you can simply choose to chat with anyone (unknown) who is using this application. All the users in your contact list using this application will be mentioned separately but you will not be able to chat with them directly rather a chat request will have to be sent, upon the approval of which chatting will start.
The privacy settings is simply the mixture of Whatsapp and Blackberry. Download From Google Play
This instant messenger was launched initially on Bada OS by Samsung for their Bada OS based smartphones. The features are pretty much similar to WeChat and Blackberry, wherein you will have your page which can be seen by your friends and you can update the status on that page.
Unlike Whatsapp, you will be able to use Stickers while chatting with your friends.
This application also has almost the same features as described above in case of ChatOn but the collection of stickers in this case is large. As in BBM, you can also use QR codes to join with your friends on this application and Line Messenger will not scan your contact book to add the users directly in your account. So, privacy features are similar to those of Blackberry.
Line Messenger also provides Video and Voice calling, which is pretty good as compared to Skype and Viber.
It is difficult to ignore Whatsapp, because it was the first entrant in the market of messenger applications and so there are considerably large number of users already available on Whatspp. Besides this, Line and WeChat are better options when we are only taking about the new and comforting features any messenger can provide.