Now let’s turn to 6th post of “Android Collection” series. Here I am posting best 10 Instant Messaging application (No Particular Order). Here’s the part 1 and you will get 5 great Messenger here. Please also wait for the part 2. You can read all posts under Android Collection Here.
Note: I have a similar post for java too. Please visit “Bring Multi Instant Messaging And Social Community To Your Java Phone”.
So Let’s 1st know something about “Instant Messenger”
What is An Instant Messenger?
Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time direct text-based communication between two or more people using personal computers or other devices, along with shared clients. The user's text is conveyed over a network, such as the Internet. More advanced instant messaging software clients also allow enhanced modes of communication, such as live voice or video calling.
Now let's move to our discussion.
Meebo is a popular IM app for Android to keep in touch with your friends across different services. You can chat on AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Yahoo and Meebo’s own chat client (requires sign-up) as well. You can view your online and offline friends, and your existing conversations with them. It allows you to update your status messages as well. With a decent UI, it’s very easy to use. Just put in your account credentials and you’re good to go. No special sign ups with Meebo are required (except when you want to use Meebo’s own chat client).
KakaoTalk is the no 1 free app in communication category. But the worst thing is, it only support it’s own chat server. That means you can only chat/communicate with Kakao friends only. KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows iPhone and android users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free. (no SMS service) You are instantly notified of message arrivals by Push Alert and you can send various multimedia such as pictures, videos, and contact telephone numbers.
Though Palringo have all resource to be the best, but it’s not still so popular. Because it requires a good and highly reliable connection to work, It provides tight integration with MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, AIM, GG, ICQ, Jabber, Facebook and iChat. Registration is required which takes less than a minute. Some other features of this app includes status updates, approve/deny pending friend requests from different services, send image, and create group chat.
eBuddy is one of the best and famous Instant Messenger client all over the world. It supports multiple chat at a time through MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk, MySpace & Hyves. Although an eBuddy ID is required before you can add any IM service, this can be done by putting in your credentials with a single tap. The menu gives you options, such as, chat, email, text and offline messages. This app has configurable layout and themes.
Nimbuzz is an excellent Instant Messenger and Social Communication software for Mobile and PC. It allows you to chat with Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo, MSN, Jabber, MySpace, AIM, ICQ and More. You can share files/photos via Nimbuzz. You can also start paid voice chat in some phone too (Not available in java). Nimbuzz users enjoy the freedom of communicating with friends between any internet enabled device, from mobile to mobile, mobile to PC/Mac and vice versa, harnessing the power of the Internet (Wi-Fi, 3G, 2G, GPRS).Just like eBuddy, Nimbuzz also requires users to sign up before using any IM service. Once created, the user can enjoy services like Google Talk, MSN, Skype, Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ and more. You can chat with your friends, start an online buddy call and send text messages. On the top of all, this app facilitates users to send photos, videos and files as well. Free calls can be made to online friends. Although the option to make calls anywhere is also available. Minutes can be purchased from Nimbuzz website which depends on the location you are calling to and from.