Only a few decades ago, when there was a need to talk to someone far away, we had to call them up on their landline phone. Those who did not have landlines would send letters using postal mails. We had to drop the letter in the post box, which was collected by the postman, submitted at the post office, and later dispatched by the post office to the destination. It was a long drawn process and sometimes it took weeks to deliver the mail to the intended recipient. And, on several occasions, the mails would get lost in transition.
The technology has made communication so simple and convenient. We don’t need to send letters to anyone via postal mail anymore. Today, we use emails. But, better than email is the instant messaging service if you wish to communicate with someone quickly. The best texting apps have made our everyday life much easier today.
WhatsApp is one application nearly everyone uses these days. As long as you are connected to the internet, you can stay connected to your friends, family and others. All you need to do is open the app on your mobile device, select the contact from the list, type in your message and hit the send button. If the recipient has the internet coverage on their phone, they will receive the message instantly.
Kik messenger app is also a great texting app for everyone. Unlike WhatsApp, it does not scan your contacts to build its contact list. You need to register and create a username and password. You can connect to others and others to you using the username. Kik also lets you create public and private groups to talk to more than one person at a time.
There are many more texting apps these days. For example, iMessage is a popular instant messaging app among the iOS users. It is exclusive to iOS. Then there is Facebook Messenger application that lets you stay connected to the other Facebook users. Hangouts by Google is also used by a large number of people around the globe. You can use this app to connect to people you are connected to on Google.