Here's a list of the top ten best messaging apps for Android.
1. WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger is a popular messenger available for Android smartphones. Send and receive messages, video messages, pictures, and audio notes to your friends and and contacts. Enjoy group conversations and chat as much as you want. There is no additional cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. You can download WhatsApp Messenger from the Google Play Store here.
With Viber for Android, users can connect with friends and contacts for free. Make phone calls, send text messages, video messages, and share your location. Make your messages stand out by sending stickers, emoticons, and doodles. Push notifications will make it so you never miss a call or text message. You can download Viber from the Google Play Store here.
Stay in touch with your friends and family by sending an instant message, voice, or video calls. Share your favorite photos and videos. Talk as much as you want with free voice and video calls on Skype. You can download Skype from the Google Play Store here.
4. Google Voice
With Google Voice, users can send free text messages and make domestic and international calls. By using Google for Android, users can listen to your voicemail and read transcripts. You can download Google Voice from the Google Play Store here.
5. Facebook Messenger
Text your friends instantly on their Android smartphone with Facebook Messenger. Swipe left to see who's available to chat. Text message a friend or start a group conversations. Have fun sharing photos, stickers, smileys and emoji. Send voice messages and let your friends know you're nearby. You can download Facebook Messenger from the Google Play Store here.
Keep in touch with your family and friends for free with imo. Send text and video messages, share pictures, and discover news content. Have fun meeting new people and make free high-quality voice calls. imo supports multiple services like Facebook Chat, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM and Google Talk. You can download IMO from the Google Play Store here.
7. Go SMS Pro
Go SMS Pro is a messaging app developed by GO dev team. Go SMS Pro allows users to send and receive free SMS & MMS over Wi-Fi. Share creative doodles, funny pictures, voice audio and video with your friends and family. Schedule automatic outgoing messages and easily block spam messages. You can download Go SMS Pro from the Google Play Store here.
8. Handcent + SMS
Handcent SMS is a powerful messaging app developed by handcent_market. Handcent SMS allows users to send and receive SMS and MMS with family and friends. Share high quality ecards, photos, videos, and music. Customize your SMS messages with unique font packets and plugins. Handcent SMS supports Group MMS with iPhone users. You can download Handcent SMS from the Google Play Store here.
9. Yahoo! Messenger
Keep in touch with your friends and family with the Yahoo! Messenger app for Android.. Send and receive SMS text messages to phone numbers in the USA, Philippines, Canada, Thailand, and more. Share photos, videos, and stay connected with your Facebook friends. You can download Yahoo! Messenger from the Google Play Store here.
10. Kik Messenger
Kik Messenger is an app that’s used as an alternative to standard messaging. Kik Messenger offers users some cool features that regular SMS can’t offer. Users can switch between portrait and landscape keyboards. It also acknowledges when users send messages by displaying an “S.” When a message has been delivered it will display a “D.” Photos can be sent directly through the app and users can have fun with the selection of emoticons. Share sketches, pictures, and YouTube videos without having to exit the conversation. You can download Kik Messenger from the Google Play Store here.