Top iOS, Android, Windows Phone apps for staying in touch

Top iOS, Android, Windows Phone apps for staying in touch

Summary: Whether to keep up with your friends or to support a long-distance relationship, there are plenty of apps across all platforms to help you stay in touch.

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  • Facebook Messenger

    Name: Facebook Messenger

    Developer: Facebook 

    Platform: Android | iOS | Windows Phone |

    Price: $Free

    Facebook, being one of the most popular social networks worldwide, is not just about posting and reviewing status updates. Instead, the messenger feature is also useful for sending quick text, link and picture-based messages -- and so a dedicated Facebook messenger application is a reliable and free way to keep in contact. 

     

  • Tango Text, Voice & Video

    Name: Tango Text, Voice & Video

    Developer: TangoMe

    Platform: Android | iOS

    Price: $Free

    If you're not a fan of Skype, Tango is a fair alternative. You can make video and voice calls, send text messages and play games with friends and family. The app also has a useful group chat feature for more than two callers. 

     

  • Google+

    Name: Google+

    Developer: Google

    Platform: Android | iOS | Windows Phone |

    Price: $Free

    Google+ as a social network may not rival Facebook in size or user base, but the Hangout feature does set it apart. You can make 'calls' to invite Google+ contacts to join a multi-user conversation online, or be content to share status updates and images. The 'effects' feature in a Hangout are worth a look too, if you want to see yourself with a crown or pirate hat. 

     

Topics: Mobility, Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Networking

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  • poorly researched article

    I have a windows phone and there is no google+. Clearly you do not talk to friends are all platforms. the best ones that everyone has(IOS,Android, Windows phone and Blackberry) so far are Whatsapp, viber, skype, facebook messenger.
    Jsinghroy
  • Missing !

    Author dropped Whatsapp !!,silly its one of the best crossplatform and clocking billions of text dialy: WindowsPhone,Android,iOS,Nokia Symbian,blackberry,......
    sadiqna
  • Missing Viber and Voxer

    Almost everyone I know uses Viber to keep in touch. Some use Voxer but not as many.
    Spartan-Runner