What are the best resources for chatting with friends?

asked by Mufasa Chinaira
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11 solutions
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    #1Silent Phone

    Silent Phone
    Silent Phone provides peer-to-peer encrypted calling, secure video, messaging and file transfers and is available for Android, Silent OS and iOS.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Elena Zárate
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "This really does not work well. I had a hard time getting it started. It kept stopping."
  2. 10

    #2WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Jesse Hughes
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "I needed a resource for chatting with friends on my phone and came across WhatsApp. Its simple to use interface had me messaging and sharing photos with friends in no time. Definitely suited my needs!"
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    #3Viber

    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

    Ralph Walker
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "Viber is a great was to keep in touch with someone over seas with minimal expense, I would use something different to chat with someone locally."
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    #4Telegram

    Telegram

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Andrew Hamilton
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "Simple like a messaging app should be, but at the same time, it's encrypted which is comforting. Security is needed in this day and age. Worth a try for special friends. "
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    #5Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android

    Free

    Christine Powell
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "I really enjoy using Facebook Messenger! It has been really useful in situations where I don't have service to use my phone, and I can use it in place of text messages, or to make phone calls. I don't really care for the stickers though. "
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    #6Wire

    Wire
    Cross-platforms messaging app providing special attention to your privacy and a secure communication experience. It is available for many platforms: Web, Windows, Mac. Linux, iOS, Android...
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Arthur Ward
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Wire is a secure messenger app that encrypts your chats, calls, and files. You can use the app to talk and share information with others in confidence. It's also free to use and is pretty easy to use. I recommend checking this app out to give a try."
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    #7Voxer

    Voxer

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Linda Wong
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Walkie Talkie apps are fun. Feels old timey. Interesting to use and works well. You can of course, use it with speaker phone. App designer is very responsive to critiques and tweaks it often."
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    #8Trillian

    Trillian

    Trillian is an instant messaging software for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, tablets and mobile devices which keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them.

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- month. Varies by plan. Free Trial Available

    Bobby Smith
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "i like this one"
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    #9Bored Chat

    Bored Chat

    Bored Chat is a free chat room app that allows users to chat with other people, all around the world. You can chat with specific people and block those who you don't want to talk to.

    Apps

    Amazon

    Free

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    #10buzzArab

    buzzArab

    buzzArab is a free chatting and dating app that allows you to meet new people from the Arab world, but from the rest of the places too. Not only for Muslim people but a friendly app for people of all convictions and languages.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Hanif khan
    Written on January 11, 2019
    "Chat with Arabs on buzzArab. Arab friends, dating, and soulmates."
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    #11JusTalk

    JusTalk

    JusTalk is a free high-quality video and chatting app designed for everyone. It has different features to make chatting and communicating with friends easy and simple.

    Apps

    Amazon

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best resources for chatting with friends
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Silent PhoneApps 12 Free
2WhatsAppApps 10 Free
3ViberApps 9 Free
4TelegramApps 7 Free
5Facebook MessengerApps 5 Free
6WireApps 3 Free
7VoxerApps 3 Free
8TrillianSoftware 1 Free
9Bored ChatApps 0 Free
10buzzArabApps 0 Free
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