WhatsApp is a messaging service platform which acquired by Facebook for total $19 billion. This is growing much faster than other same service provider with 450 million active daily user. WhatsApp available for first year on android platform then after has to pay $0.99 per year for enjoying service.
Still Facebook doesn’t have any plan to monetize from this application through advertising. Facebook will continue to run WhatsApp independently.
Viber is very similar to WhatsApp as it provide free messaging & voice call to more than 200 million users. This application offer 1.9 cent per a minute via Viber Out. This application also can be used on desktop.
Line is biggest competitor of WhatsApp as a messaging service provider. This app used for sending text, image, audio, video over internet, also video call facility available.
Line has more than 350 million user globally, and also growing rapidly accordion to data.
This is another messaging service application providing text, image & voice messaging over smartphone’s data connection. This reduced messaging service charges. Also a web browser integrated with this app to browse web easily and share directly with friends. Each register user will get a username through allow user to find you.
Kik started this service on BlackBerry platform in 2009, and it serve more than 100 million user globally.
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
It will be to wrong if I say BBM is godfather of every mobile instant messaging service. First this is only available for BlackBerry phones to send secure instant messaging between BlackBerry phones. BBM released for Android & iPhone platform on September 2013, and in first day of released it crossed 10 million download. Now it is used by more than 80 million user across the globe.
WeChat is most popular messaging application in China. This is much similar to WhatsApp. Later you can add Facebook or email account to find friends on WeChat. Also it have functions like contacts, messaging, video call over internet.
Google Hangout is little bit mess as compare with other messaging applications. In 2013 Google launched Hangout. It has facility to send text message, image, also video chatting can be done with group. Google Hangout is integrated with Gmail.
Its a Microsoft product, this is mostly used by professional for communicating with customers. You cam merge MSN or Hotmail account with this, also Facebook login is available with this app. Its available for free for text, voice, video messaging. Also paid service available for activating group conference, calling to any number for some cents per minute. But here need to approve request before starting messaging.
This application is mostly used in America like country. Snapchat is most popular image sharing app, also user can send quick message & photo. Facebook offered Snapchat to be acquire for $4 billion, but it is refused by Snapchat founder.
KakaoTalk Messenger send a verification code to mobile phone at the time of registering account. KakaoTalk have facility to start group chats, picture sending, share calendar, contact information & it can used for calling.
Facebook Messenger available for both iOS & Android to communicate with friends, it can be a better choice to communicate with this app. But the only problem is that you can send messages to only friends on Facebook.
ChatOn messaging app developed by Samsung, which can be used by signing in with Samsung account, also your can use it with only a name & verify phone number. As other apps do it find all contacts to get on ChatOn.
Tango is another messaging platform application moving towards to become a social network. It has text messaging, voice & video calls, photo share, games, spotify powered music.
LiveProfile can be registered using email, also later any mobile number can be added to LiveProfile to be found by your friends. It provide a PIN to each user through which any one can find you on LiveProfile with knowing your mobile number. In this app no calling feature available but text, picture & video message can be send in group.
Groupme is good for group chatting, you need to login using email id then after add mobile number by verifying it through code send to mobile. It support group messaging over SMS. Also this service will work without 3G connection but need to charge for it.
TextFree is another messaging application available for iPhone, iPad & Apple computers.