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33 Magnificent Messaging Apps

From Medieval Messaging Apps to Selfie Messaging Apps

— October 15, 2014 — Tech
While there may be an app for everything, messaging apps may be the most popular ones out there. Messaging apps are a fundamental part of any cellphone-owner's repertoire.

What's interesting about messaging apps is that while there are a ton of them that make use of different media including video, audio and even animation, some of the most popular messaging apps are still text-based.

You may think there are only so many kinds of messaging apps one can come up with, but in actuality there appears to be no limit. Messaging apps vary in a number of ways, including the medium of messaging, how long messages can be stored and how fast messages are delivered.

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Speedy Messaging Apps
Speedy Messaging Apps
The Tap App Claims to Be the World's Fastest Messaging App
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Personalized Face Messaging Apps
Personalized Face Messaging Apps
React Messenger Allows Users to Attach Their Own Smiling Face
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Organizational Messaging Apps
Organizational Messaging Apps
The Snowball App Harmonizes Your Messaging Apps
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Video Communication Apps
Video Communication Apps
The Skype App 5.0's Overhaul Makes Texting, Voice and Video Calls Easy
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Trustworthy Social Sharing Apps
Trustworthy Social Sharing Apps
The Open Messaging Platform App Omlet Debuted at the SXSW 2014
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Outsourced Messaging Apps
Outsourced Messaging Apps
Miranda July's Somebody App Lets a Stranger Deliver Bad News for You
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Couples Messaging Apps
Couples Messaging Apps
The Couple App for Couples Provides a Dedicated Network for Two
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Overprotective Messaging Apps
Overprotective Messaging Apps
The Kitestring App Texts Contacts When Users Don't Reply
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Instant Animated Message Apps
Instant Animated Message Apps
The Headcast Platform Creates Animated Voices Instantly
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Covert-Message Browser Apps
Covert-Message Browser Apps
The 'Off The Record' Platform Lets you Send Temporary Messages
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Self-Destructing Messaging Apps
Self-Destructing Messaging Apps
The Wickr App Offers Privacy and Control
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Meme-Like Messaging Apps
Meme-Like Messaging Apps
Zag is a Photo Messaging App to Prove a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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Selfie Messaging Apps
Selfie Messaging Apps
iOS Messenger App React Lets You Have Entire Conversations of Just Selfies
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Personalized Photo Messaging Apps
Personalized Photo Messaging Apps
The Bamboo Loop App Lets Users Customize Messages with Photos
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Video Messaging Cubes
Video Messaging Cubes
inTouch from Shan Lin Keeps Overseas Students and Their Families Connected
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Medieval Messaging Apps
Medieval Messaging Apps
The Yo, Hodor Parody App Lets You Shout 'Hodor Hodor' To Your Friends
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Rival Messaging Apps (UPDATE)
Rival Messaging Apps (UPDATE)
The Facebook Slingshot App Sends Photo Status Updates
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Musical Messaging Apps
Musical Messaging Apps
The La-La App Allows You To Chat Via Song
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Self-Destructing Messaging Apps
Self-Destructing Messaging Apps
The Privatext App Keeps Your Sent Messages and Images Safe
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Ephermeral Messaging Apps
Ephermeral Messaging Apps
Instagram Bolt Shares Images Instantly to Smaller Groups of People
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Location-Based Messaging Apps
Location-Based Messaging Apps
The Repudo App Lets You Leave Digital Notes in the Real-World
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Rival Photo Messaging Apps
Rival Photo Messaging Apps
Facebook's Slingshot App Will Launch as a Direct Snapchat Competitor
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Expansive Messaging Apps
Expansive Messaging Apps
The Talk Path App Makes Messaging Friends, Family and Businesses Easy
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Versatile Video Messaging Apps
Versatile Video Messaging Apps
Skype Qik Offers Distinct Advantages Over Snapchat
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Vanishing Message Apps
Vanishing Message Apps
The Confide App Shows off Its Snapchat-Like Messaging at CES 2014
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Subtle Messaging Apps
Subtle Messaging Apps
The Wut App Lets You Send Messages Disguised as Push Notifications
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Emoji Messaging Apps
Emoji Messaging Apps
The Emojli App Only Lets You Communicate with Emoji Icons
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Lightning-Fast Messaging Apps
Lightning-Fast Messaging Apps
The Telegram Messenger App is Simple, Secure and Super Speedy
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Messaging App Cooking Lessons
Messaging App Cooking Lessons
'WhatsCook Pairs' You with an Expert Chef in a Whatsapp Chat
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Coupled-Up Communication Apps
Coupled-Up Communication Apps
The New You&Me Messaging App is Content Comprehensive
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Voice Messaging Apps
Voice Messaging Apps
The ChitChat App Allows You to Send Recorded Audio Messages to Friends
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Emotional Messaging Apps
Emotional Messaging Apps
The Xpress App Uses Replaces Emojis with Your Own Expressive Selfies
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Anonymous Messaging Apps
Anonymous Messaging Apps
The Secret App Lets you Speak Freely with Friends
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