Depending on where you live, sending standard text messages can get a little expensive, especially when you’re not on some kind of a bundle package. This is exactly where you would need a WiFi texting app for Android. Over the years I’ve been using Android, I have completely shifted to online messaging apps and have been ignoring the standard SMS texting route for a while.
Note: The below listed WiFi texting apps were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Sony Xperia Z and Huawei Honor 8 smartphones. The apps virtually work perfectly on almost any Android device. However, some of the apps may require a device with a SIM card inserted in it, this is done for security purposes and to avoid any kind of illegal activity.
Whatsapp has been around for a while now and has millions upon millions of users, while the app hasn’t caught up in the United States yet, it is going strong there as well. As for the rest of the world, almost everyone I know has been using Whatsapp as their main texting app for a while now.
I receive and send around 20 to 30 messages each day on this nifty little app that runs on very little data and consumes very low amounts of power. If you’re looking for one of the best WiFi texting apps for Android, this would be the best place to start.
Now they have started voice calls, pictures sharing and other features, this is still majorly a texting app that uses WiFi connectivity to send messages.Show Downloads
Viber was always overshadowed by Whatsapp when it comes to simply sending text messages. However, it is just as capable as any other app on the list. We even featured it on our best messaging apps for Android list as well.
The texting part is just as polished now and offers a wide variety of features to keep you entertained. Simple texts are sent instantaneously and you’ll have no problems having long chats with your friends.
That’s not all though, you can even send stickers that are really funny when used in proper context. Sending pictures and videos of yourself is also just as easy.Show Downloads
Telegram is one of the finest WiFi texting apps for Android I’ve ever used, it uses your phone number to connect you to multiple people from your contact list.
One of the best things about this texting app is the amount of security it provides. The instant messaging aspect of this app is not only fast and secure but also sync across all your devices.
The app launched only 3 years back and has gained more than 50 million users which is quite impressive. You can send media files without any limits on their type and size, which is very convenient for videos that are a little bit bigger than normal.
The app provides the best security with 256 bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048 bit RSA encryption and Hellman secure key exchange. The interface is quite standard and you’ll have no trouble navigating around and sending text messages on this app.Show Downloads
Imo Free Video Calls and Chat
Imo, in my opinion has one of the finest interfaces on the best WiFi texting apps list. It is simplistic, fast forward and it gets the job done in no time at all.
The texting experience is highly standard on this app but it is nothing out of the ordinary. Apart from using tons of different stickers in your chats, you’ll have pretty much the same experience as other standard apps. However, if you want to do a little bit more than just send text messages, you’ll be surprised at how versatile this app is.
From making group video calls with friends to sharing photos with family, you’ll be able to do it all. The best part is, all the chats and calls are encrypted to make sure no one intercepts your personal messages.Show Downloads
LINE free Calls & Messages
Line is the newest app in the best WiFi texting apps list but it has a good user base. I didn’t like it because of it’s over emphasis on stickers and images but I’m sure many people will love this feature.
I’m including it on this list because of its amazing ability to have up to 200 friends in one group simultaneously. You can chat with individual friends or have group video calls, everything is handled quite well. Another good feature of this app is the polling system, it basically allows you to know opinion of your friends with a simple poll.Show Downloads
These were some of the best WiFi texting apps for Android and I’m pretty sure you’ll have a lot of fun using them. If you are after quick and reliable instant messaging, you can check out the first app on the list; it has been working really well for me.
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