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Chat & Instant Messaging (66 programs)

  1. Hangouts

    41.0
    • 4.4
    • (249 votes)

    Simplify your Google messaging into one app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Excellent sync across devices, Feature rich, Easy to use
    CONS: No Google Drive integration, Collects data on how you use the app
  2. WhatsApp Messenger

    22.20.75
    • 3.9
    • (4426 votes)

    Free messaging and calling app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Free messaging and voice calls, Video calling, Stickers, Animated GIFs, Encryption, WhatsApp Web, Built-in iCloud backup
    CONS: No option to edit sent messages, No multi-device support, Deleted messages leave an empty remnant behind
  3. Telegram Messenger

    9.0.1
    • 4.2
    • (442 votes)

    Free and fast messaging app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: End-to-end encryption for all chats, Two-factor authenticationation, User-generated sticker packs, Secret chat function
    CONS: Permanently deletes files on secret chats
  4. WeChat

    8.0.29
    • 4
    • (565 votes)

    WhatsApp style messenger with video chat

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Features group chats, Invite friends into chats with QR codes, HD video chats, Play games with WeChat friends, Withdraw sent messages feature
    CONS: Overwhelming number of notifications, Video chat may not work well with big groups
  5. imo video calls and chat HD

    7.2.19
    • 4.3
    • (229 votes)

    Freely converse with your loved ones

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: High-quality video and voice calls, Host group chats with up to six members, Free and unlimited chat and calls, Supports file-sharing
    CONS: Heavily loaded with ads, Text glitches
  6. Messenger

    380.0
    • 4.1
    • (2015 votes)

    Free chat platform from Facebook

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Vanish Mode, Cross platform, ‘Active Status’ can be on or off, Secret chats are end-to-end encrypted
    CONS: Untrustworthy privacy policy, Separate from Facebook app and website
  7. LINE

    12.16.0
    • 4.1
    • (716 votes)

    Fun WhatsApp alternative that lets you make calls and chat for free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Good call quality, Group chat with up-to 100 people, Wide selection of emoticons, Works across mobile and desktop platforms
    CONS: No option to delete contacts
  8. imo video calls and chat

    2022.7.4
    • 4
    • (1504 votes)

    Another messaging app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat
    CONS: Offers nothing new
  9. TextNow: Call Text Unlimited

    22.33.0
    • 4.4
    • (163 votes)

    Free texting and calling app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Straightforward interface, Syncs across all device, Allows users to earn international credits by watching ads, Free calls and texts across US and Canada
    CONS: Poor call quality, Calls drop frequently, Phone numbers are reset frequently, Frequent scam calls
  10. Skype for iPhone

    8.86.3
    • 3.5
    • (393 votes)

    Free video and voice calls

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Very intuitive interface, Excellent sound quality, Uses the address book by default, Calls using WiFi or 3G
    CONS: Less features than the Desktop version
  11. BOTIM - Unblocked Video Call and Voice Call

    2.6.5
    • 4.4
    • (22 votes)

    Free messaging system alternative

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Free voice and video calls, Video conferencing supports up to 500 participants, File transfer, Encrypted voice and text messages
    CONS: Calls often get disconnected, Noisy connection, Poor battery optimization, Can cause overheating
  12. Nicegram

    7.9.1
    • 4.4
    • (12 votes)

    Messaging app based on Telegram

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Multiprofile support, Admin privileges, Save messages to the cloud instantly, Supports unlimited groups
    CONS: Lacks some messaging services, Slow support, Poor navigation, Could use more privacy
  13. Houseparty

    1.65.0
    • 3.7
    • (3 votes)

    Live video chatting app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Easy to join group chats, Supports up to 8 people in a group call, Allows simultaneous group calls, Allows users to play games while on the call
    CONS: Lots of call dropouts, Some games do not work, Can be too invasive, Uses an excessive amount of battery
  14. Jitsi Meet

    22.5.1
    • 4.6
    • (7 votes)

    Free video conferencing tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Unlimited users, No account needed, Easy to create and join calls, Lock protected rooms and encrypted calls
    CONS: Delay audio, Some connectivity issues
  15. Bumble - Dating Meet People

    5.272.0
    • 3.2
    • (9 votes)

    Tinder competitor where girls make the first move

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Really quick to set up and start making matches, Can add additional profile information, Attractive user interface and easy to use
    CONS: Too similiar to Tinder and other dating apps, Some usability and feature flaws
  16. KakaoTalk

    9.5.8
    • 3.5
    • (42 votes)

    Message friends internationally

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Simple interface, Easy to use, Worldwide access
    CONS: Few customization options
  17. HelloTalk - Language Learning

    4.6.4
    • 3.9
    • (4 votes)

    Learn languages while making friends all over the world

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Find easily friends, Familiar messaging app interface, Dictionaries and translators, Many languages to choose from
    CONS: Connection issues, Sometimes struggle to detect microphone for chat
  18. Skype for iPad

    8.79.1
    • 2.8
    • (101 votes)

    Free chat and video calls on your iPad

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Attractive, easy-to-use interface, Supports video chat, History window, Manage your profile
    CONS: Poor video quality, No SMS
  19. Tinder - Dating New People

    13.17.0
    • 2.5
    • (27 votes)

    Mobile match making at its finest

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Great concept, Very easy to use, Sign-up using Facebook, Instantly meet people near you
    CONS: Some delays in chats
  20. Tango - Go Live Video Chat

    8.12.1659531478
    • 3.6
    • (514 votes)

    Free video calling and messaging app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    iphone
    PROS: Simple to set up, Make free calls over 3G, 4G or WiFi, Easy to use, Good call quality, Play games, listen to music, send animations and more, Good friend discovery and social features
    CONS: No group videoconferencing, Limited privacy settings

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