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19 Alternative Chat Apps

From Data-Sharing Messaging Apps to Surprisingly Simplistic Apps

— September 30, 2014 — Tech
Smartphones have made communication much easier and more entertaining than anyone could have ever anticipated; this collection of alternative chat apps show why. In an era of texting and instant messaging, programmers have continued to come up with interesting ways to make interacting with others via devices more experiential.

Case in point, the 'Yo' app. As far as alternative chat apps go, this one definitely takes the cake. It provides a surprisingly simple form of communication through a single word, Yo. Granted, many people would question the validity of such a word to begin with. Whether appealing to millenials or other specific groups, these alternative chat apps ensure people stay connected in one way or another.
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Activity
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Transparent Chat Apps
Transparent Chat Apps
In-App Chat App HoverChat Allows You to Chat While in Apps
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18
Personalized Face Messaging Apps
Personalized Face Messaging Apps
React Messenger Allows Users to Attach Their Own Smiling Face
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17
TV Group-Chat Apps
TV Group-Chat Apps
GroupMe Featured Groups Will Connect Brands to Their Audiences
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16
Video Communication Apps
Video Communication Apps
The Skype App 5.0's Overhaul Makes Texting, Voice and Video Calls Easy
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15
Group Photo-Sharing Apps
Group Photo-Sharing Apps
Pikichat is a Fun Photo Sharing App for Chatting and Drawing with Others
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14
Overprotective Messaging Apps
Overprotective Messaging Apps
The Kitestring App Texts Contacts When Users Don't Reply
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13
Self-Destructing Messaging Apps
Self-Destructing Messaging Apps
The Wickr App Offers Privacy and Control
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12
Personalized Photo Messaging Apps
Personalized Photo Messaging Apps
The Bamboo Loop App Lets Users Customize Messages with Photos
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11
Social Media Chat Apps
Social Media Chat Apps
Facebook Messenger App is Due to be Relased as a Stand-Alone
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10
Rival Messaging Apps (UPDATE)
Rival Messaging Apps (UPDATE)
The Facebook Slingshot App Sends Photo Status Updates
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9
Internet-Independent Chat Apps
Internet-Independent Chat Apps
'FireChat' Lets You Chat without Internet or a Cellphone Signal
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8
Location-Based Messaging Apps
Location-Based Messaging Apps
The Repudo App Lets You Leave Digital Notes in the Real-World
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7
Rival Photo Messaging Apps
Rival Photo Messaging Apps
Facebook's Slingshot App Will Launch as a Direct Snapchat Competitor
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6
Expansive Messaging Apps
Expansive Messaging Apps
The Talk Path App Makes Messaging Friends, Family and Businesses Easy
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5
Subtle Messaging Apps
Subtle Messaging Apps
The Wut App Lets You Send Messages Disguised as Push Notifications
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4
Lightning-Fast Messaging Apps
Lightning-Fast Messaging Apps
The Telegram Messenger App is Simple, Secure and Super Speedy
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3
Secret Social Chat Apps
Secret Social Chat Apps
This Exclusive Social Network App Only Works In Applebee's Restaurants
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2
Surprisingly Simplistic Apps
Surprisingly Simplistic Apps
The Yo App Only Allows People to Message Each Other the Word 'Yo'
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Anonymous Messaging Apps
Anonymous Messaging Apps
The Secret App Lets you Speak Freely with Friends
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