5 Best Instant Messaging Apps for iOS Devices

When it comes to Instant Messaging apps for iOS, there are more options than you can ever use. But, some apps are more popular than the others.

The instant messaging apps allow you to connect with your friends and family instantly without having to call them. They use the internet and can be used over Wi-Fi.

Here is the list of top 5 Instant Messaging Apps for iOS devices.


Whether you are an iOS user or Android, WhatsApp is probably the first name to cross your mind while talking about the best messaging apps.

This cross-platform app is a great choice for all the iOS users. This is because not everyone uses iOS and hence iMessage is not always the option. But, just about everyone has WhatsApp and that is why it only makes sense to install it on your iOS device as well.

WhatsApp is ‘the’ most popular messaging service of today. It has more than 1 billion users worldwide. This app allows you to share video, picture, text, and document messages. You can also make video and voice calls.


 Just like WhatsApp, almost everyone is on Facebook. This social media platform has a built-in chat service, which you can see on the right of the browser. The mobile users have the option to download Messenger to use Facebook’s messaging service.

This is another great choice for the iOS users as it lets them chat with the other Facebook users without having to download the Facebook main application.

Yes, Messenger works independently of FB app. In fact, even if you have deactivated your Facebook account temporarily, you can continue to use Messenger to make video and voice calls, and do text, video, and image chatting.


As an iOS user, you probably don’t even need to be told about iMessage. It is an exceptionally popular instant messaging service among the iPhone and iOS users. This service lets you share text, picture and video messages. If you need to make video calls, you can tap the icon and it will open FaceTime for you.

With iOS 10, many new features have been added to this service. For instance, you can play games within iMessage. But, iMessage is not a multiplatform service.

It is supported only on Apple devices. So, if you need to send instant messages to other users, you will need to use one of the other services listed here.


SnapChat is also an incredibly popular messaging application. This app is unique in many ways. It is probably not your regular messaging app, although it does have some basic IM features. SnapChat is about sending the picture messages to other users.

These picture messages last only for a very short period of time and are automatically deleted from the server. SnapChat is a cross-platform app.


A hangout isn’t as popular as the other apps on this list. However, it is still a good app to try. This IM app from Google also offers video and voice calling. Of course, you can send text, video and picture messages to the other Google Hangouts users. It is a cross-platform app and thus available on many devices.

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