In this article, I’ll share what I think are the best chat apps that I think you should have installed on your mobile device or PC.

#1 Discord

Discord is mostly used by gamers who love nothing more than to talk trash to each other while ‘nerding’ it out on their favourite online game (I must admit it is incredibly fun!).

But I prefer to use this chat app for connecting with my co-workers.

The thing I love most about it, is that it’s cross-platform, so I don’t have to be strapped to my computer, I can pick up my phone walk outside and continue the conversational thread without missing out on anything.

The other feature I like is creating different channels for example #PPC ads or #email marketing or #SEO etc.

This allows my team to keep every conversation 100% relevant to the channel that they are speaking on.

This cuts down massively on miscommunication.

#2 GroupMe

GroupMe is one of those specialist chat apps that is focused on doing one thing really well, in this case is group text messaging.

I have groups set up for everything, travel, work, different friend circles, events etc.

While you can technically send a group text message it’s not really a group conversation it’s more like you speaking one-on-one with a lot of people at once, no one else can see the conversation, GroupMe allows everyone to chime in on the group convo.

#3 Instagram

Instagram is my favourite “Hey! Look how awesome my life is!” chat app. It’s great. While I’ll use it to take food pics (I’m a big time foodie!) graffiti art, and work events I use this most when I’m on holiday to basically to remind my friends that I’m on holiday and they aren’t – it feels good!

And of course they return the favour back to me, but I also use the instant messenger feature they have as well to stay in touch with certain family members.

#4 Facebook Messenger

A lot of my 40+ year old friends and family may not use Insta or GroupMe but they definitely have Facebook Messenger as their primary chat app so while this isn’t my favourite app it is essential to stay in touch with everyone.

I also use the group chat feature for when people are traveling or for family events.

#5 Yabb Chat App Messenger

This is an app that not a lot of people know about yet but it a fast up and comer on the scene.

The developers at Yabb  have essentially built an all-in-one chat app that stitches together all of the best features from other apps and seamlessly merged them together.

For example, it has a self-destructing feature (like Snapchat) that allows your photos, videos and messages to delete themselves off other people’s devices.

It has group video, call, and messaging as well as allowing you to meet others nearby.

It has photo editing and a social media wall so you upload your content for people to like, share and comment.

Although it hasn’t hit the major leagues yet like the other big chat apps it is picking up thousands of new members every week so I’ll be watching with interest as this one continues to gain in popularity.

Yabb Chat App Messenger is available for both Android and iOS, give it try I’m having a lot of fun with it.

Final Thoughts

The best chat apps will fit effortlessly into your life and improve your ability to communicate. The top chat apps mentioned above are pretty much the core 5 that I use to communicate with every one of my social groups (family, friends and work). Try out some of these excellent chat apps for yourself.