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Best group text messaging apps

Group chats can turn a mundane one on one conversation into an interesting way to know more people! Whether it's for work or play, chatting with a group of people can definitely help in boosting camaraderie. Take a look at these best group messaging apps below and try it out yourself!

1.Google Hangouts

Free download

Google Hangouts comes with every Android app, is also available on iOS and can also be used on a PC or laptop. It has messaging features as well as group conference calls, online chat gaming, and VoIP calls to landlines. 

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  • Brenda Morales

    by Brenda Morales

    I've tried many apps, but this has got to be the best group messaging app I've used. It's especially neat because most of the people I want to talk to More

  • Adam Mason

    by Adam Mason

    Woah! Aside from messaging, my friends and I can also do a video call.

2.Slack

Varies by plan

Slack organizes team conversations in open channels. It allows users to create a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything in between. It also gives everyone a transparent view of all that's going on.

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  • Abel Baltazar

    by Abel Baltazar

    Slack is the ideal and best group chat app for people in the workforce. I only learned about Slack through my workplace and ever since I decided to do More

  • Angela Chavez

    by Angela Chavez

    Slack has been my favorite app when it comes to group text messaging. Some of its features needs a subscription but it was good so far.

3.WeChat

with in-app purchases

WeChat is a free texting app for mobile devices that offers a simple interface to chat with your relatives. It's meant to be an all-in-one app, featuring SMS/MMS, voice and video calls, photo sharing and games.

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  • Esperanza Villegas

    by Esperanza Villegas

    Since WeChat is free, this is what I use whenever I want to send a message to our group chat. 😉

4.WhatsApp

Free download

WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

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  • Joshua Watkins

    by Joshua Watkins

    Maaaaan let me tell you how difficult it is to find a place to create a group chat with hundreds of people in it until i tried this. Whatapp has been  More

  • Cynthia Patterson

    by Cynthia Patterson

    The stickers from WhatsApp is what I liked the most. 😍

5.GroupMe

with in-app purchases

GroupMe is a great way to chat with everyone you know. It is a free app you can use whether you are talking to a group of friends or texting with one person. It works on Android and iOS devices via push or SMS.

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  • Jack Henderson

    by Jack Henderson

    GroupMe seems new to me but after using it for a week, it became easier to navigate.

6.Voxer

with in-app purchases

Voxer is a free walkie-talkie app that allows sending voice and text messages as well photos and videos. Available on both iOS and Android devices, it also offers end to end encryption.

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  • Dylan Weaver

    by Dylan Weaver

    I can send a message for free. What's even cooler than that is the live voice message! I enjoyed bombing that kind of messages to my buddies. 🤣

7.Telegram

Free download

Telegram is a simple, fast and secure messaging app that allows your messages to be synced across all of your devices. Telegram is particularly useful for sending files and media as there is no filesize limit on what you can send.

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  • Ralph Walker

    by Ralph Walker

    Telegram is pretty underrated where I live but it's actually really good for group chatting various interest groups and friends...

8.Tango

with in-app purchases

Tango is a messaging app which is both available on Android and iOS devices. It includes a video call feature, filters, and sticker. Live streaming is also possible with this app. 

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  • Shirley Douglas

    by Shirley Douglas

    Good thing it's both available on iPhone and Android phones. Other apps only have one so this is very convenient for my college friends.

9.BBM

with in-app purchases
BBM is a useful app that contains amazing messaging features for those who love to keep connected with others. Among other things, this complete tool includes free video and voice calls.



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  • Michelle Webb

    by Michelle Webb

    BBM might be outdated compared to other apps but my family and I still love it.

10.Facebook Messenger

Free download

Facebook has a separate messaging app to run alongside its social network service called Messenger. It has loads of free stickers, animated GIFs, voice, and video calling and it even can even be set as your default SMS app.

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  • Victoria Vázquez

    by Victoria Vázquez

    messenger is my fave place to stay in touch with my college friends who live far away!! it's like there is no distance when we are chatting on here and i get to use pretty stickers and send pics quite easily!!!

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that an average American checks their phone 46 times per day? Adults consume over 23 hours texting per week while millennials exchanges up to 67 text messages every day. Text messaging is indeed a huge part of our daily lives. We use it a lot for personal, social, or even business purposes and as a result, 15.2 million texts are sent every minute worldwide.

As technology emerges, more and more forms of communications are developed to help us reach out. From sending actual letters to e-mails, text messages, instant messaging, and telecommunications applications. Group chats or group texting is one of the most common ways to communicate recently. Sending group texts or messages is a lot more efficient. It gives us space and allows us to form group conversations which are a lot more fun. If you're wondering how group chats started, Talkomatic is the first public online chat system. It was created by David R. Woolley and Doug Brown at the University of Illinois in 1973. Originally, Talkomatic has several channels that could accommodate up to five people. The messages appear on all users' screens in real time. Now, we have different platforms for group messaging. Best group text apps that are used by many include Slack, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, and a lot more.

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