Messaging Apps

A decade ago, text messaging was the simplest and fastest way to send messages to your family, friends and colleagues. Nowadays, with data plans and wifi everywhere, messaging apps have taken over. But that doesn’t mean everything’s peachy – sending private messages through messaging apps can be dangerous if you’re not careful, with hackers, snoopers, and untrustworthy companies eager to steal your data or sell it to the highest bidder. And that’s exactly where we come in – to help you decide which messaging apps are the best for your needs.

What to look for in the perfect messaging app?

When looking at what makes for a perfect – or, more realistically, a “perfect enough” – messaging app, there are a few important things to look at. First of all, you’ll want o make sure it’s easy enough to be able to use it often. The interface and usability are important to make sure that you enjoy the app on a regular basis.

Beyond that, it’s also important that the messaging app has all the features you’ll need, which includes the ability to take and send video and images, as well as specific features for business or personal use.

Most importantly, however, any messaging app that you look at should include end-to-end encryption. This means that any message or content you send can only be access by the intended recipient. Anyone else trying to snoop in will only see a bunch of gibberish, meaning it’s the most reliable way to communicate securely.

Lastly, we look at the pricing for the messaging apps (if any) and decide if what it offers is worth the price that it asks. Regardless, having a secure, easy-to-use, fully-functional messaging app in 2019 is definitely a necessity.