Need a new messaging app? Type in the term ‘messaging app’ in the Google Play Store for example and you’ll be crushed with hundreds of options including the big guys, Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, etc.

Every year, each one of these apps is in a battle to be the best. In many cases, stock messaging apps don’t offer the best messaging experiences, which is why it is worth looking at what else is out there.

But there is obviously nothing stopping you from having more than a few messaging apps on your Android phone, and here are the 5 best messaging app options that are dominating the marketing at the moment.

  1. Signal

Sometimes, as you send and receive messages, security is the biggest concern. Signal is the clear winner in this space as it has security features that are beyond what many other messaging platforms can offer.

But even while offering these great security features, it has many features for its users to enjoy. For instance, it supports video chatting, group messaging, voice calls, and even regular SMS messaging.

But to enjoy this app’s great security features, the person you are communicating with should have it on their phone as well.

2.WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms there is. You can do everything on this app, and easily, as long as you have an internet connection.

The app supports text, video, audio and picture messages. It is also quite popular, and you will have no issues using it with your friends.

Additional features on this platform include the ability to form groups for easier group chatting, and the ability to set up 24-hour statuses. You can also easily backup your messages and adjust the settings to know whether or not your message has been received and read or not.

  1. Facebook Messenger

Since so many people are on Facebook, it is very easy for you to get in touch with them using Facebook Messenger.

That is why this is one of the most commonly used messaging platforms today. It has some great features to offer its users as well. But you need a Facebook account to use this messaging platform.

  1. Slack

Slack is a great messaging app if you want to make your communications a little more professional. You can create channels where you can post general information about your professional group, and even chat directly with other professionals.

It also has a handy feature that lets you send messages to yourself, as a way of saving them for future use. Slack also lets you change the settings so that you can receive the messages as emails.

  1. Android Messages

Basic SMS still has its place in the world today, and in this sphere, Android Messages is your best option. The app comes loaded into some devices released by Google.

Today, it has a multiplicity of features that are even making it a worthy competitor against Internet-based messaging apps.

There’s even a web version of this app that lets you send and receive texts through your computer. It offers group messaging and support for emojis and stickers as well as audio messages. You can also share photos and videos.

Conclusion: 

And there you have it – the top Android messaging apps in 2019. These apps may have appeared in similar lists in the past, but their continued improvements and compelling features continue to make them top choices even today.