Apps for chatting online

Apps for chatting online

Chatting, texting, pinging, no matter what you call it, the meaning is the same. And most of the times the applications used for them are also the same. Instant messaging is now a vogue and so are apps used for them. You probably will seldom find a smartphone which doesn’t have Whatsapp, Viber or any other IM app. Even BBM, which was a blackberry exclusive app, is now available on Android platform. With the recent trend of messaging apps coming for smartphones, we thought it might be cool if you knew that there are some apps for you Android Tab too.

Skype

When we mention Skype we can’t help but be nostalgic about the viral internet joke wherein it claimed “Why buy Skype for $7 billion when you can download it for free?”. Anyways, Skype is now owned by Microsoft corporation and it has become even better than before. Skype is now available to every major mobile OS and is making its presence felt in the IM app sector. Chatting with Skype in your Android tablet is a great idea since Skype’s interface gels really well with big screens. And also it provides you the versatility of having video calls if you are bored typing. All in all a great chatting app, along with great side facilities like video calling and file sharing.

 

Whatsapp

Whatsapp is the king of cross platform messaging,

Whatsapp is the king of cross platform messaging,

Whatsapp, the king of cross platform messaging, has recently become more popular than ever amongst Android tablet users. Its pretty simple, when you have a 7 inch tablet why not use the large sized keyboard for texting others rather than calling them. Whatsapp serves as a great substitute for SMS and IM, with easy integration with your contact list. The best thing about whatsapp is there is no need for any login, username or password, all you have to do is open the app and start chatting. The app also stores the messages offline so you can read them whenever you want, regardless of whether your data plan has run out or not.

BBM

Which apps do you use?

Which apps do you use?

RIM’s major plus was it had BBM service on their smartphones. This made any BlackBerry device a king of social communication. With BBM now available to Android and iPhone users, the app has become a true cross platform social messaging app. BBM is somewhat similar to whatsapp and you can share pictures, videos and audio files along with the regular IM service. The most innovative feature of BBM is that you can even share your screen or camera if you want to. In fact, the news that BBM is available for other platforms made such a big issue for the company’s servers, which were flooded with activation requests, that it took a lot of time for some users to receive their BBM PINs.

So these were the top 3 messaging apps which your Android tab can, or rather should, have. Having these apps does make a lot of sense for tablet users in our opinion. Why not use the big screen of texting instead of moaning about its inefficiency in making voice calls. Don’t you agree?