Some of the top-rated messaging apps include WhatsApp, Kik, Skype, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. These apps feature cross-platform functionality, allowing users to connect with each other on a variety of devices.
WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger are available for devices such as iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry. Some are also available for Amazon devices and PCs.
Skype users can send text messages, video chat and make voice calls. Skype can be used on a variety of platforms, including smartphones, computers and smart TVs.
All of the top-rated messaging apps are free to download, though some do charge usage fees.