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Best Free Chat Apps for Android

What you do in your leisure time? How often we ask such type of questions and even face the same kind of questions. Most probably everyone would give a similar sort of answer, and it would like socializing, chatting, texting and other similar kind of activities. Rather than the leisure or free time most of the people spend hours of their important time on just simply messaging, sharing photos and other multimedia files. The youth of today is completely indulged in the cyber social environment and they feel like incomplete without such things. Chatting with one another is more than a hobby now and even if we termed it as a “need” that would not be wrong too. Everyone wants free and quick access to the other via chat or messages, which they can send instantly from everywhere and whenever they want to send. For this sake of mankind, a gigantic variety of free instant chatting and messaging apps is available so that the needs can be fulfilled. Here we have mentioned some of the top rated free chat apps for Android based devices.

1. Telegram

Telegram is one of the most secure kind of android free chat app that is developed and published by Telegram Messenger LLP. The most prominent and alluring feature of the app is its end to end encrypted linking and it privacy i.e. security system. The user can easily sync this app with all his devices and gadgets. Another most exciting feature of the app is that more than 5000 people can be sent a same message or file as broadcast i.e. it includes 5000 people in a single group. Telegram is free of cost and is available on Google Play for Android based devices.

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2. WeChat

WeChat is freeware instant messaging and chatting application developed and published by WeChat Tencent. It is one of the most exciting free chat app with lots of fun features. The most promising feature of this app includes its super cool and inspiring user interface that provides the user best possible chatting experience. The users can make free voice and video calls via this app. Video call can be done in a group with max 9 people together. It also allows the users to share media files, photos and even games all over the globe via this app. WeChat is free of cost and is available on Google Play for Android devices.

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3. WhatsApp

WhatsApp is world’s most widely used instant messaging and chatting application. It possess billions of active users all around the globe and the number of its users are increasing day by day. The simple and alluring user interface of the app makes its quite convenient for the user. Every kind of users, referring from any part of the world can easily access and use this app without any understanding problem. More now the security system of the app is quite improved than before, so it is now much more secure than before and through end to end encryption of messages it enhances the level of users privacy. The app is free of cost and can be downloaded from Google Play for Android based devices.

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4. Messenger

Messenger or commonly known as Facebook Messenger is another worldwide used free chatting and instant messaging application developed and published by Facebook. It possess millions of active users worldwide and their number is too increasing with the passage of time. To use Facebook on a smart Android based devices Messenger is a sort of compulsory application. It has alluring and astonishing user interface and a uniqueness of chatter heads on the devices window, which not only makes it convenient but also makes it look cool and attractive. The app is free of cost and is available on Google Play.

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5. Viber

Viber is VoIP based instant free chatting and free calling application developed and published by Viber Media S.a.r.l. It is also one of the most widely used instant messaging application all over the globe. Viber possess millions of active users all around the world. Although currently the ratio is not that much increasing but still most of the people prefer it for making free voice calls around the world. The user can do audio and video call with HD sound and video quality. Other than this it is used for sharing media like photos, files, etc. New update includes various fun stickers in it too.

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6. LINE

LINE is another fun based free instant messaging and chatting application developed and published by LINE Corporation. In spite of being new in the market as compare to the many big names in terms of chatting apps, this app made its own unique identity and now it too possess thousands of users worldwide and it is getting more and more attention with the passage of time. The user can make free voice and video calls via this app. instant and quick chatting with fun based stickers and new ideas of grouping makes this app way much more alluring and attractive for the user. It is free of cost and can be easily downloaded for Android devices from Google Play.

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7. Imo

Imo is another VoIP based instant chatting and free calling application that is developed and published by imo.im. Imo is one of the most rapidly growing chatting and free calling application. Initially the app was not able to hit the deck hard but later with some changes and with the passage of time, it successfully made its identity. Now it is getting viral with every passing minute and its active users are turning into millions. People from all over the world prefer this app for free voice and video calling all over the world. It is available for free on Google Play.

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8. Signal

Signal is a free chatting messenger application that is developed and published by Open Whisper Systems. The app claims to be the most secure messaging app of all with no interference of the server into the messages of the users. It also claims end to end encryption and never stores any kind of data of its users. This app is basically built around the concept of user privacy and allow the users to send instant text, voice messages, share photos, files etc. absolutely for free with full security protection. It is free of cost and can be downloaded from Google Play.

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9. GroupMe

GroupMe is a unique sort of free instant chatting application, developed and published by groupme Inc. As the name of the app states, it is more concerned with the group chats. This app is although not that much popular among the similar kind of apps available in the market, but for specific group chatting this is the best app of all. The user can create as many different groups he or she can make depending on their own desire and requirement. This app enables the users to remain in touch with the co-workers, team-mates, class fellows etc. at the same time.

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10. Skype

Skype is a fully fledged VoIP based instant messaging and free audio video calling application developed and published by Skype Inc. Skype is a host itself of VoIP and make sure the best quality audio and video calls all around the globe. The user can make free Skype to Skype calls all over the world both audio and video calls. Skype also allow the users to call landline and cell phones numbers but that is not free, Skype charge for such type of calling. It is world’s most widely used app in terms of Video calling. New updates in the app includes video conferencing calls among 25 people now and group chatting and texting with 300 people at once in a group.

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11. Snapchat

Snapchat is a fun based instant photo sharing and chatting app developed and published by Snapchat Inc. The app is already very much popular currently among the users worldwide and is getting more and more attention with every single passing minute. It set a new trend of photo chatting, now via this app the users can chat through their photos. The user have to just click the photos and have to send it to a friend to start a conversation. It is a very unique sort of fun based chatting which is not seen in any other application and this new thing really hits the deck hard and grabs everyone attention. The app provides various exciting filters for the photos that are to be shared in a conversation.

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12. Hangouts

Hangouts is another instant chatting and free messaging application that is developed and published by Google Inc. Being a product of Google Inc. the app is really a top level VoIP and instant messaging app. But despite of the popularity of its vendor, the app is not that much popular and could not get that success in the market which it deserved. One of the big reason of its flop is the tough competition of thousands of similar apps and the other is its too simple and kind of boring outlook and user interface. As compare to it other apps are way much more attractive and possess quite catchy interface and outlook.

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13. Kik

Kik is modern well designed instant free messaging application that is developed and published by Kik Interactive. It is quite a simple but well managed and organized chatting app. The alluring outlook and the simple astonishing user interface makes the app quite catchy and convenient for the users at the very same time. The most promising and unique feature of the app that is not seen in any other similar kind of app is a new way text typing. In a conversation the user typing something will be visible to the other user too. Although many people found it weird but nevertheless it’s the uniqueness of the app.

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14. Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger is freeware instant texting and messaging application proposed by Yahoo. It is one of the most easiest and faster app for instant free chatting as compare to the other similar apps that are available in the market. The user can now chat one on one or either in a group via this app. The quality of the vendor does reflects in the app, making it one of the most useful and effective messaging app. It is free of cost and can be downloaded from Google Play store for Android based devices.

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15. hike messenger

hike messenger is another modern kind of instant chatting and messaging app that is developed and published by Hike Ltd. It is not only a simple sort of chatting and texting app, it possess many other influential and astonishing functionalities which surely give this app an edge on the other similar simple chatting apps. Although the app is new to market and is well managed to survive in the competition, giving a tough fight to some large vendor apps. The most unique and prominent feature of the app is Hike Direct. Through which the users can chat for free without internet connection in the range of 100 meters. No data charges and not need to worry about the internet. This unique and eye catching feature is not seen in any other app.

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16. BBM

BlackBerry Messenger or commonly known as BBM is free instant chatting and data sharing application developed and published by BlackBerry Limited. As BlackBerry is known for their world class security and privacy system, the app is for such users who are much concerned about their privacy. BBM was initially operating on BlackBerry handsets on their own operating system, but later on with the demand of people worldwide it was launched for Android. Some of the unique and influential features of the BBM includes Retract, through which a person can reverse back texts, photos even after they are sent. This feature is not present in any of the other messaging app.

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17. Glide

Glide is a free rapid chatting and messaging app that is developed and published by Glide Inc. Glide is basically video chatting and video messaging app that provides full and free access to everything. The users can also send free and rapid text messages in a flash. The app is a real quality full of new things in it. But as it is new in the market and it will take time to make its place in the market among the apps from big vendors. It is available for on Google Play.

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18. Instagram

Instagram is a different kind of social linking, chatting, photo sharing and instant messaging app developed and published by Instagram Inc. It is one of the most hot and trendy socializing app which is widely used by different kind of users from all over the world. Instagram already possess millions of users all around the globe and as the number is increasing soon it will be in billions. The user can share instantly captured photos, short videos, edit photos with numerous filters available within the app. Instagram possess a secure and rapid instant messaging service that is quite secure too. It is available for on Google Play.

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19. Tango

Tango is another popular instant chatting and VoIP based free audio and video calling app that is developed and published by Tango. It is one of the pioneer app among all the similar sort of chatting and calling apps. Tango possess more than 350 million active users and is still counting for more and more with the passage of time. Tango enables the users to perform various other tasks too while having a video call, which is not present in most of top class similar sort of apps. Tango is compatible with both smartphones and tablets. It is available for free on Google Play for Android based devices.

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20. nanu

nanu is VoIP based free audio and video calling and instant chatting messaging app that is developed and published by www.hellonanu.com. Although the app is not much popular among the people as there are much similar sort of apps available in the market by the big names. The app is a real champion app where there is congestion problem or no 3g and 4g speed. The app even on 2g works way much smoothly and decently making it the most convenient app in terms of poor network availability. The app is free of cost and can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

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Bryson Mitchell

Bryson is a tech enthusiast and a full-time blogger who specialized in new technologies and gadgets. He is a Computer Engineer by qualification and loves to write about software, hardware, news, reviews, how-tos, and more.