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Whats App, BBM, We Chat, Line: Which is the best app for your phone?

December 28, 2013 10:54 IST

Whats App, BBM, We Chat, Line: Which is the best app for your phone?

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If you are looking for an application which brings all your connectivity functions into one, Line is the best instant messaging app over multiple operating systems

Instant Messaging (IM) is a form of quick online communication by way of text. There are many applications which allow this functionality and few which extend to voice calling and video telephony. With the introduction of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to Anroid and iOS markets, many smartphone users are confused about which is the best available IM application for them.

BBM

Free

BlackBerry's instant messaging application is now available for other platforms and allows communication across other operating systems.

Functions

  • Has real-time text chat functionality
  • BBM Video allows you to send images and videos
  • Can also be used for free video calling
  • BBM Voice allows free audio chats over Wi-Fi connections

Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • BlackBerry

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Whats App

Free 1 year trial

One of the most popular cross platform IM applications, Whats App has basic functionality which makes it easy to operate on any smartphone

Functions

  • Real-time text chats over multiple operating systems
  • Allows group chats
  • Serves as a platform to send images, audio and video

Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • BlackBerry
  • Windows
  • Nokia
  • Symbian

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Line

Free

Line works across multiple smartphone platforms as well as personal computer operating systems.

Functions

  • Free real-time text chat
  • Equipped with voice call and video call functions
  • In-built gaming functions
  • Over 5,000 stickers and emoticons
  • Allows for media exchange
  • Can connect with desktop and other operating systems
  • Group chat enabled

Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • BlackBerry
  • Windows

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We Chat

Free

We Chat is a text and voice messaging application that has been growing in popluarity in the country.

Functions

  • Free live text chat functions
  • Enabled with video calling and voice chats
  • Group chat functions available

Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • BlackBerry
  • Windows
  • Symbian

Final verdict

If you are looking for a basic instant text messaging application, Whats App is the way to go. However, if you are loking for an application which brings all your connectivity functions into one, Line is the best instant messaging app over multiple operating systems.

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