Best messaging apps of 2020

Which are the best messaging apps of 2020?

Best messaging apps of 2020 (1 - 5)
messaging app comparison
Comparison winner
messaging app comparison
Comparison winner
Telegram Messenger
Comparison winner
WeChat
Comparison winner
Troop Messenger
Comparison winner
Bat Messenger
Comparison winner
Viber
Comparison winner
WhatsApp
Comparison winner
Skype
Comparison winner
Hike Messenger
Comparison winner
Line
Comparison winner
KakaoTalk
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Telegram Messenger
100points
WeChat
95points
Troop Messenger
93points
Bat Messenger
88points
Viber
83points
WhatsApp
78points
Skype
77points
Hike Messenger
77points
Line
76points
KakaoTalk
74points
Summary
Summary
  • General info (80)
  • Users (41)
  • Contacts (83)
  • Messaging features (94)
  • Content sharing (100)
  • Security (80)
  • General info (96)
  • Users (39)
  • Contacts (100)
  • Messaging features (81)
  • Content sharing (88)
  • Security (40)
  • General info (86)
  • Users (62)
  • Contacts (67)
  • Messaging features (94)
  • Content sharing (80)
  • Security (60)
  • General info (78)
  • Users (100)
  • Contacts (67)
  • Messaging features (100)
  • Content sharing (71)
  • Security (100)
  • General info (75)
  • Users (50)
  • Contacts (50)
  • Messaging features (75)
  • Content sharing (80)
  • Security (20)
  • General info (66)
  • Users (49)
  • Contacts (50)
  • Messaging features (94)
  • Content sharing (83)
  • Security (40)
  • General info (84)
  • Users (41)
  • Contacts (83)
  • Messaging features (75)
  • Content sharing (53)
  • Security (20)
  • General info (81)
  • Users (30)
  • Contacts (50)
  • Messaging features (69)
  • Content sharing (61)
  • Security (40)
  • General info (96)
  • Users (37)
  • Contacts (67)
  • Messaging features (69)
  • Content sharing (60)
  • Security (40)
  • General info (89)
  • Users (35)
  • Contacts (83)
  • Messaging features (56)
  • Content sharing (77)
  • Security (20)
Pros
Pros
  • Temporary text messages
  • Temporary images
  • End-to-end-encryption
  • Bigger maximum file size
  • Public user profiles
  • Privacy options
  • Public user profiles
  • Facebook sign-in option
  • End-to-end-encryption
  • Smaller app size (Android app)
  • Public user profiles
  • Higher rating on Google Play
  • Higher rating on the App Store
  • Privacy options
  • Temporary text messages
  • Temporary images
  • End-to-end-encryption
  • Bigger maximum file size
  • Higher rating on the App Store
  • Social network
  • Temporary text messages
  • Public user profiles
  • Facebook sign-in option
  • More estimated monthly users
  • Higher rating on the App Store
  • End-to-end-encryption
  • Bigger maximum file size
  • More estimated monthly users
  • Privacy options
  • Bigger maximum file size
  • Smaller app size (Android app)
  • Public user profiles
  • More estimated monthly users
  • End-to-end-encryption
  • Smaller app size (Android app)
  • Facebook sign-in option
  • Bigger maximum file size
  • Facebook sign-in option
  • Bigger maximum file size
  • Smaller app size (Android app)
Cons
Cons
  • Favorite contacts
  • “Message seen” notification
  • Two-way opt-in
  • Existing contacts integration
    • Ad-free
    • Phone number not required
    • Two-way opt-in
    • Shows that someone is typing
    • Send contact stamps
    • Snooze notifications
    • Phone number not required
    • Favorite contacts
    • Snooze notifications
    • Phone number not required
    • Snooze notifications
    • Favorite contacts
    • Search function
    • Shows that someone is typing
    • Send contact stamps
    • Search function
    • Two-way opt-in
    • Shows that someone is typing
    General info
    Compatible with AndroidIt is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
    Compatible with AndroidIt is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
    Smaller app size (Android app)The app requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.
    Smaller app size (Android app)The app requires less storage space on your device. A smaller size means there is more space on your device for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.N.A.25MB13MB37MB19MBN.A.16.4MB12.2MB19MB13MB
    Available on PCThese services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
    Available on PCThese services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
    Free appYou can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
    Free appYou can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
    Ad-freeAdverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
    Ad-freeAdverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
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    Total score for "General info"
    Users
    Higher rating on Google PlayThe app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
    Higher rating on Google PlayThe app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.4.44.24.54.24.44.444.34.24.4
    Higher rating on the App StoreThe app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
    Higher rating on the App StoreThe app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.444.854.544.4N.A.N.A.3.5
    More estimated monthly usersWith more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
    More estimated monthly usersWith more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.200m272mN.A.0.3m823m1500m300m100mN.A.70m
    Social networkIt is a social network, which has features such as commenting and tagging. This means you can share content quickly and easily and engage with a community.
    Social networkIt is a social network, which has features such as commenting and tagging. This means you can share content quickly and easily and engage with a community.
    Social network integrationIt allows you to share information to popular social networks.
    Social network integrationIt allows you to share information to popular social networks.
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    Total score for "Users"
    Contacts
    Two-way opt-inThis means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
    Two-way opt-inThis means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
    Favorite contactsWith favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
    Favorite contactsWith favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
    Public user profilesYou can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
    Public user profilesYou can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
    Existing contacts integrationThis means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
    Existing contacts integrationThis means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
    Send contact stampsYou can quickly and conveniently forward a person’s contact details on. This is a lot easier than finding their number and typing it into a message.
    Send contact stampsYou can quickly and conveniently forward a person’s contact details on. This is a lot easier than finding their number and typing it into a message.
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    Total score for "Contacts"
    Messaging features
    Shows that someone is typingYou can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
    Shows that someone is typingYou can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
    Snooze notificationsYou can set specific notifications to snooze mode if you don’t want to be disturbed during a specific time frame.
    Snooze notificationsYou can set specific notifications to snooze mode if you don’t want to be disturbed during a specific time frame.
    “Message seen” notificationYou can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
    “Message seen” notificationYou can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
    Temporary imagesYou can send an image which is programmed to self destruct after a few seconds. This means you can send something a bit daring, as it will disappear once the person has seen it.
    Temporary imagesYou can send an image which is programmed to self destruct after a few seconds. This means you can send something a bit daring, as it will disappear once the person has seen it.
    Temporary text messagesYou can send a text message which will self destruct after a short time, so you can say whatever you like, without it being saved on the person’s phone.
    Temporary text messagesYou can send a text message which will self destruct after a short time, so you can say whatever you like, without it being saved on the person’s phone.
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    Total score for "Messaging features"
    Content sharing
    Cloud syncingYour data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
    Cloud syncingYour data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
    Bigger maximum file sizeThis is the biggest file size you are able to share. The higher the limit, the less restricted you are.
    Bigger maximum file sizeThis is the biggest file size you are able to share. The higher the limit, the less restricted you are.1500MB20MBN.A.30MBN.A.100MB32MBN.A.300MB100MB
    Image previewYou can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
    Image previewYou can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
    Search functionIf you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
    Search functionIf you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
    Send documentsYou can send documents using the app.
    Send documentsYou can send documents using the app.
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    Total score for "Content sharing"
    Security
    Privacy optionsYou can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.
    Privacy optionsYou can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.
    End-to-end-encryptionEnd-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.
    End-to-end-encryptionEnd-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.
    Facebook sign-in optionSigning in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.
    Facebook sign-in optionSigning in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.
    Phone number not requiredThe app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
    Phone number not requiredThe app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
    No account requiredThe app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.
    No account requiredThe app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.
    Total score for "Security"
    Total score for "Security"
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