Social messaging apps are becoming more popular as their users come to know about their thrilling features. Since it’s a digital age, one can hardly find smartphone users who will not be addicted to surfing such highly demandable apps. Here is the list of top five widely used social messaging apps of 2018 with their core features explained.

  1. WhatsApp:

Founded by: Jan Koum and Biran Acton

CEO: Jan Koum

Employees: 50

Year Founded: 2009

Owned by: Facebook

Monthly Active Users: 1.5 billion

Written in: Erlang

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging. Its core services include sending text messages, voice calls, video calls, PDFs, documents, slides and other media. It offers the facilities of Group chat and broadcast messages. The communication taking place through WhatsApp is secured using end-to-end encryption mechanism. One of the coolest features of WhatsApp is its ‘Status Update’. Using status feature the user can share photos, videos, texts or other media and it lasts for 24 hours. Even though such tech giants generate revenue by running ads, WhatsApp says a big ‘No’ to it.

  1. Facebook Messenger:

Founded by: Facebook

Year Founded: 2011

Monthly Active Users: 1.3 billion

Written in: JavaScript, Php, Erlang, C++

It’s a social messaging app used to send messages, photos, videos, stickers, audio, voice and video calls, files and games. It also offers ads services using which one can easily target a huge number of its audience. In addition, it also has a newly trending feature called ‘story’, which gives freedom to the users to share their latest moments with their family and friends. This application ensures end-to-end encryption which means that neither Facebook nor other third parties can have access to your conversations.

  1. WeChat:

Developed by: Tencent

Year Founded: 2011

Monthly Active users: 1 billion

Written in: C++

Original version created by: Zhang Xiaolong

It’s a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app. It’s also called China’s “app for everything” and “super app” because of its wide range of functions and platforms. It offers Group chat, voice, and video calls, text messaging, photo and file sharing services. Its coolest features are Shake and Moment. Using shake feature the user will shake the phone and it will be connected to another person’s phone who is also shacking it at the same time. By using Moment feature the users can share their stories or status like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

  1. Viber:

Founded by: Talmon Marco and Igor Magazinnik

Year founded: 2010

Monthly active users: 260 million

Written in: C, Python, Objective-C, C++, Java

It’s a cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP application operated by Japanese multinational company Rakuten. It offers text messaging, audio & video, group chat services. It’s also the official communication channel for FC Barcelona. It has a rich free Sticker Gallery which consists of absolutely wonderful stickers. In addition, Viber also offers a feature called ‘Discover’ which enables the users to search for Contents and Brands.

  1. Line:

Developed by: LINE

Year Founded: 2011

Monthly Active users: 203 million

Written in: C++

LINE is a social messaging app for smartphone, tablet and personal computers. It is famous for text messages, images, group chat, audio and video calling services. It has truly amazing Shops for Stickers, Emoticons, and Themes which add more to the beauty of LINE. It also offers Gaming services using which the users can enjoy playing games with anyone at any time anywhere.

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Jalil Hassan

Founder & CEO at Thrilling Tech


Nusrat khan · July 4, 2018 at 12:05 am

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Great effort dear…

Fayaz afridi · July 4, 2018 at 10:41 pm

very nice beautiful effort helpful to know about social messaging.
i think top 5 to top 10 must work on IT

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