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The best free messaging apps – iOS

Almost no one today uses a smartphone just to make calls. You can send messages, videos, share location and even send voice messages!

Even SMS has become a thing of the past and is losing ground to free internet messaging programs. In fact, there are so many options in this category that we have decided to select the best ones in this list for you.

Whatsapp

Indicated for:

Who wants to use the application that most people are using and that is very simple and easy to handle.

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the app of the moment because it is the most used and known here in Brazil. When a person who does not have a smartphone has just bought one and the same question to his friend which application would be good to download to start enjoying the device, most answers will be: WhatsApp.

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ICQ Messenger

Indicated for:

Who likes to have multiple apps within one as it integrates the following apps: Facebook Messenger, Google Talk, Odnoklassniki and VZ Plauderkasten.

In addition to being a messaging app, it is also a service aggregator that has surprised me a lot since I downloaded the app until I started to use it in depth because it is quite complete in terms of features: it makes free voice calls, it sends videos and shares location.

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Facebook Messenger

Indicated for:

If you have a Facebook account and don't want to sign in every time you want to chat with your friends

Facebook Messenger is a good free text messaging app, but it only works if you have a Facebook account to be able to sign in because it uses the existing Messenger from Facebook itself.

Another not very favorable point of this application, that you can only add people to chat that have Facebook.

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Viber

Indicated for:

Who wants to make free voice calls in addition to sending only free text messages.

Viber is an application that not only sends free text messages, but also makes free calls. Another point to note is that it uses the messaging interface and keyboard exactly the same as the native interfaces facilitating the usability of the application.

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Voxer

Indicated for:

Who likes to use the famous Walkie Talkie, because the Voxer has similar functionality but with an advantage: the person does not need to be online when sending the voice message.

Voxer is an app that reminds older people of Walkie Talkies that were used a few years ago. It has a practicality to send and receive messages and voice messages, but a point against which there are not many people, at least here in Brazil, who uses this application.

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Skype

Indicated for:

Anyone who already has a Skype account on any other platform will be able to take advantage of all the features that this app provides, as well as being able to participate in collective conversations and make calls at a much cheaper price than a conventional call.

Skype is one of the pioneers of low-cost calls. It also has a great text messaging system for those who already have the app on other devices such as computers, tablets, phones, TV and even the Playstation Vita.

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Nimbuzz

Indicated for:

Who already has a Nimbuzz account on any other platform and who wants to add other services like Google Talk in a single app.

Nimbuzz is a cross-platform application available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbiam, Java, Windows and Mac that sends free messages and also adds services already on the market.

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Confide

Indicated for:

who wants to have more privacy when talking to someone on the phone, leaving no message saved inside the device

Confide is an application available for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) whose main purpose is to be a messaging application that is not saved on the computer, ie any message you send will be deleted from the server shortly after person read it. The completely free app on the App Store, its size of 5.8 MB and compatible with iOS 7.0 or higher.

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Because this type of app needs many other users who use the same app to be able to conduct the conversation, we take the base of users who use the app very much into account.

In addition, we also consider the β€œextra” features that the app has, as they all perform the same basic functionality as messaging.

If we average all these features in question, the best app winner for sure is WhatsApp.

Of course depending on whether you already had other apps like Skype, Nimbuzz, Facebook Messenger on another platform, you may tend to choose them by affinity and to take advantage of your list of friends and features you already know.