What are the best ephemeral messaging apps for Android?

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    #1Snapchat

    Snapchat

    Snapchat allows you to send multimedia messages to your friends that will disappear after a short period of time. It also includes plenty of stickers and filters so you can jazz up your kamikaze messages.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Louis Jones
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "Want to send a picture or video but dont want your friends using it against you? Tired of data bogging your phone down? With Snapchat you can easily send pictures and videos to your friend and have them self destruct within a day! No more saving photos and videos on your phone and clogging up your memory! Create stories that you can tell for a 24 hour period as well! With plenty of filters and stickers to spice up your photos, Snapchat is your one stop shop for multimedia sending!"
  2. 4

    #2Slingshot

    Slingshot
    Slingshot is a mobile app by Facebook born to be an alternative solution to the popular Snapchat.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Aaryan Subramanium
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "This app is no longer available, but its not a great app either. Stick to Snapchat if you're into stuff like that. "
  3. 3

    #3Dust

    Dust
    Dust is an iOS and Android app that combines the safety of a private phone call with the easiness of a text message. Messages sent with Dust auto-erase after 24 hours.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Frances Smith
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I wanted a messaging app that did not retain my messages and kept them for only a short time for privacy reasons. Dust was a great answer to this desire of mine. It doesn't store messages permanently and allows for both phone calls and texts. A great resources for the paranoid, like me!"
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    #4Yovo

    Yovo
    Yovo lets create group stories made of photos and videos only available for 48 hours. You can communicate with your friends, share moments, thoughts, videos, etc. and let them autoerase after 2 days.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gregory Rodriguez
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "If you're looking for a new alternative for autoerase photosharing then Yovo should work for you . Post whatever types of pictures and "storyboards" you have and after everyone... Or just certain people see them then they simply vanish after 48 hours. "
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    #5Wickr

    Wickr
    A cross-platform desktop software and mobile application for ephemeral messaging. Both for personal and professional use Wickr offers: encrypted messages, secure rooms for workgroups, safe file transfer, ephemeral messages.
    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Paul Daniels
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "As a private investigator privacy and security are very important to me. Especially when I am sending messages. Wickr Messenger gives me the confidence I need to send messages and be secure. you can send text, video, picture and voice messages with Wickr so all the bases are covered. I highly recommend this app for anyone needing to send highly secure messages."
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    #6Viber

    Viber

    Viber is popular and reliable. It automatically adds your contacts so that you can send texts, stickers, emojis and make voice and video calls. You can also share photos and videos and make international and domestic calls at reduced rates.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    David B. Talbert
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Viber is a cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP application operated by Japanese multinational company Rakuten, provided as freeware for the Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS platforms"
  4. 0

    #7mit messenger

    mit messenger

    mit messenger is a free communication application for devices with Android 4.0.3 operating system and up. This app enables users to send and receive both video and voice calls for free even from other countries.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Stargram Global
    Written on January 12, 2019
    "mit messenger is designed with ephemeral messaging in mind. Users can choose a timeframe for the message to be deleted on both the sender and the receiver's devices. They can also destroy an entire chat on both their own phone and recipient's phone. Messages are never stored on a server so, once deleted, they are gone forever."

Summary

Best What are the best ephemeral messaging apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SnapchatApps 6 Free
2SlingshotApps 4 Free
3DustApps 3 Free
4YovoApps 2 Free
5WickrApps 1 Free
6ViberApps 0 Free
7mit messengerApps 0 Free
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