One of my favourite app genres are chat apps and the reason for this is that I have a very large social circle, I love to travel, meet new people.
Because of this I’ve got at least 10 different chat apps on heavy rotation at any one time , each one specialising in text, video, group chat or because a certain country only uses a specific messenger app to communicate on, it’s exhausting.
Recently I found a cool little messenger app that has tons of potential which I’ll reveal at the end of this article.
So which chat apps do I think are must haves?
Discord is one of my favourite chat apps for communicating in both my private mentorship programs as well as with work mates.
The thing I love most about it is that you can create lots of different discussion topic threads inside one group this is a lifesaver in terms of keeping conversations relevant to the topic itself. There have been so many times where conversations get confused and information being lost but with Discord you can keep everything tight.
GroupMe is one of those chat apps that is highly specialized (kind of like instagram or Voxer Walkie Talkie) in that you would only use this app if you frequently engage in group chat which I do, frequently.
If I travel to Italy I keep all of my Italian contacts in one group and my Australian friends in another group for example, that way when I’m over in their neck of the woods I can let them all know – very handy.
I’ve been a massive fan of this chat app ever since it hit the app market. Admittedly I don’t use it as much as I used to but since a large cross-section of my social circle have it, I keep it handy to stay on top of their adventures.
#2 Facebook Messenger
Facebook messenger is not one those feature-rich or even exciting chat apps but I’ve had this on my phone forever plus almost all of my westerner friends have it so I know I can reach them whenever I want plus I also like to set up group chats for special events or travelling I’ll use this feature since a lot of my friends still don’t have GroupMe.
#1 Yabb Chat App Messenger (Top Pick)
A good friend of mine in Australia put me on to this one and I have to admit I wasn’t completely sold on it immediately but has I’m using it to chat with my friends I’m realizing how powerful this chat app is.
What the app developers have done with Yabb is pull all of the best features from the other apps and combined them into one single chat app.
It has a social wall where your friends can like, share and comment, it allows you to meet new people, it has self-destructing images, videos and messages, group chat, photo editing etc. the feature list is incredibly long.
The downside to this is that it hasn’t fully gone mainstream yet so only a handful of my social circle had it when I joined but more of them have jumped onboard.
It’s available on both the Google Play and App Store try it, you’ll love it!
The best chat apps are the ones that allow you to stay up to date on what’ happening inside each of your various social groups whether that’s family, friends and work and with these top 5 best chat apps mentioned above you should have everything covered – if you haven’t got one of these installed on your mobile device give it a go, it may replace two or three of your existing chat apps.