Top Free Messaging apps you should know

In this era of innovative technology and internet, making a direct call to your friend or engaging a group video conversation is no longer a dream. You can incorporate free calling apps in your Smartphone with an ongoing Internet connection and make audio and video calls. Their usage has made communication swift, life easier, less stressful as well as more exciting.

There are plenty of options available for people who want to adopt swift and flexible mode of communication. Numerous free calling apps have some similar as well as unique features enabling better functionality. Some apps blend different communication methods into a single system, thus making it easy to switch from texting to calling to video chat. Free calling apps provide a novel form of communication.

A list of excellent and creative apps which enable you make a direct call to your colleague or initiate a group video conversation.



  • One of the premier and most popular apps for calls allowing millions of users to instantly get in touch with friends and family.
  • You can share screens, photos, even send the files and group video calling for free.
  • Each user has its own unique Skype login or Skype ID with specific information. Thus users can search the Skype directory in order to find friends.
  • You can make free phone calls over 3G or wi-fi.
  • It offers low cost calling and texting to mobiles or landlines or to non-skype members worldwide.
  • High Definition video calls in two different orientations namely portrait or landscape.
  • Skype also works well over slow connections like 2G.
  • Available for computer platforms namely Windows, Mac and Linux, and even smart TVs, PlayStation Xbox One, Vita, and numerous other devices.
  • It facilitates sharing files as well as sending messages between the devices.

Google+ Hangout


  • A universal messenger app for Google+, Android Gmail, and iOS users. Google Hangout offers real competition to Skype regarding video calling.
  • Online meetings, casual conversations with family and friends and video conferences can be done conveniently.
  • You can do text messaging, file sharing, real-time video streaming and much more.
  • One can talk to nearly ten people simultaneously.
  • You can easily access images shared during a call later since they are saved in a private Google+ album.
  • It is a best way to promote new products. You can demonstrate people how to use them and elucidate its benefits.

Facebook Messenger


  • Free app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone to make video calls on the go.
  • It is easy to use. Connect to a contact from the Messenger app list hit the video button in order to make a video call to anyone within Facebook network around the globe.
  • All calls are free, but you have to pay for Internet data.
  • The app let use both front and rear cameras for video recording.
  • There is no facility for group video calls like in Skype.



  • One of the most popular chat apps that has functionally replaced SMS.
  • The app is available for Android smartphones, iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia (S40 and Symbian), and Windows Phone.
  • You can send group messages, texts, pictures and videos, as well as GPS coordinates.
  • It does not allow voice calling although it has voice messages.



  • Twitter is not famous for providing chatting options similar to what others do, but on the other hand it allows you to do some other things which no other application does.
  • Twitter allows you to connect with any and every person on this earth provided he/she is on Twitter. You can interact with celebrities, politicians, etc.
  • And the other great part of Twitter is that its trending window allows you to know about anything that is happening in the world before everyone else on other platforms.
  • The only limitation or disadvantage of it is that it allows to share only 140 characters in one tweet. You can use the Direct message service to chat.
  • Twitter is available as a website and as an application on all major operating system platforms.

Hike Messenger


  • Message friends who are offline.
  • You can hike directly. Chat and share files without using internet.
  • You can protect all your private conversations by accessing them with a password. Your private chat is secure from anyone who takes your phone.



  • Provides an innovative means of communicating for free via various formats. It is a multi-platform app now available for Windows, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, and Nokia.
  • Viber can synchronise your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device. You can transfer ongoing calls between devices. It can keep same account in all your devices based on your phone number that you use to register the app.
  • Excellent voice quality.
  • Offers simple communication through free text messages, photo messages, and calling as well as location sharing between Viber users over data connections.
  • You can also communicate with non-Viber users but for a price through the ViberOut tool.

Snap chat


  • Available for iOS and Android smartphones.
  • This app allows users to send pictures, videos, text messages that will fade away after a limited period of time.
  • However there is a feature that allows the users to create a set of images that they can share with everyone for a longer amount of time.



  • A unique comprehensive app for free texting, chat and video calls, photo sharing and games.
  • This app enables maximum control over your privacy. You can utilize its Real-time Location feature and no need to divulge information regarding your whereabouts
  • With the Shake It feature and QR codes, it is simple to add friends that are not already in your contacts.
  • Available for iOS, Mac OS, Windows Phone, Android, Nokia as well as through a browser.
  • It enables you to send short voice messages. You cannot have a flowing conversation
  • Apt for a limited data plan.
  • It also has a GPS-based friend finder for meeting new people nearby.
  • It has the ability to connect to Facebook.



  • Facilitates video calls, voice calls, text messaging, group chats and personalised chat.
  • Simple to add friends that are not already in your contacts.
  • It has a newsfeed for conveniently updating everyone all at the same time.
  • Share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts and location information easily with your friends.
  • It’s available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Asha, Firefox OS, Windows, and Mac OS.

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