Similar to a social media page, you can call people and send messages from your mobile device.
- Various types of status update options, GIFs, and stickers
- Conversations can become calls
- Numerous people can be added to chats and calls
- Sync contacts
- Easy To Use
- Group chats
- Import contacts from social media pages and your personal phone
- Video message contacts
- Takes up space on the device
- Updates often
If you don't like the social media scene, then Google Hangouts is an option to consider. This is a simple app to use, but it does take up a good bit of space on your device. There are also updates all the time. Some of the updates are not positive and take away from the simplicity of the app. The basic concept of Hangouts is to keep in touch with people. You can send private messages and videos. Talk to one person or a group of people. You decide who you want to talk to and if there's anyone you might want to block from talking to you on the app. You can also talk to people like you would on the phone, which is a benefit if you don't have a phone plan but have internet access and need to stay in touch with family, friends and important contacts. You can import your contacts from your device to Hangouts. There is also an option to sync the contacts you have on social media pages with Hangouts so that you don't have to use social media pages all the time. A group chat can hold up to 150 people. Unless you're talking to several people at one time for a special event, then this usually won't be an issue. Set a status message or send pictures and stickers to the people you want to talk to just like you would with any other messaging app. You can have up to 10 people in a group call. This is a bit different than a chat message as you can see the people you're talking to just like you would on the phone.