Monday, March 18, 2019

Secret Messaging Apps Parents need to Know

Communicating with friends or family with a mobile inbox is now old day memory. Now a day multiple messages sending app is available in app store. Instead of using any one app to send messages, our teens choose the best that fits their needs. We all know that our teens use multiple apps but did you know that there are some secrets messages app also in the app store which helps to keeps messages away from prying eyes of parents?

Apps with private conversation option are also present in the app store. Some apps offer to save messages but some are with single view option. Sometimes it is very challenging for parents to keep up with all these different apps especially those which they never use before.

Today, we bring 8 secret messaging apps parent need to Knows:

1. Snapchat:

Created by: Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown

Develop by: Snap Inc.

Release Year: September 2011

A multimedia messaging app, work with principle features of short time display of messages and images. The app developed with the idea of person-to-person photo sharing with available for 24-hours.

With the day, snapchat added features and also gaining numbers of daily active users. Stickers and augmented reality objects catch the attraction of users toward snapchat.

2. WhatsApp:

Created by: Brian Acton and Jon Koum

Develop by: WhatsApp Inc.

Release Year: January 2009

One of the most popular messaging app which works on cross-platform messaging and Voice Over IP (VoIP) system owned by Facebook. With this messaging app, one can send text messages, images, videos, documents and also user location. Audio and video call facility is also available in WhatsApp. This application runs on mobile and also on a desktop computer.

Lots of new features added in this application recently which makes this app most popular among businessman as well as normal people.

3. Facebook Messenger:

Develop by: Facebook

Release Date: 9th August 2011

Commonly known as a messenger is a messaging platform developed by facebook as facebook chat in 2008, but in 2011 company released standalone iOS and Android apps. With this app users can exchanges photos, videos, stickers, audios, files with sending messages. Users can also react to other user’s messages and interact with bots. Voice and video calling function is also included in this app.

4. Instagram:

Created by: Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom

Develop by: Facebook

Release Year: January 2009

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking app owned by Facebook.  Users can upload photos and videos which can be edited with various filters. The private mode of account is available here. Posts by any user can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. “Like” photos or videos features also available. One can follow their friends, family members, relatives, or any celebrities directly by searching their name in the search box.

After a long period of launching, messaging features, the ability to upload multiple images or videos in a single post was also added in the app. By the time, the number of active users increased rapidly.

Till 14 January 2019, the most liked photo on Instagram is a picture of an egg which was posted by an account with the username @world_record_egg. The picture has over 50 million likes.

5. Kik Messenger App

Created by: A group of students from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Develop by: Kik Interactive

Release Date: 19th October 2010

This is a freeware instant messaging app which uses a mobile data plan or Wi-Fi to transmit and receives photos, videos, sketches, webpages, messages, and other content after free registration on the app. There is no need for a mobile number on the time of registration; this is the unique features of the app. This app is criticized as unsafe for minors due to anonymity features and also parental control mechanism is very poor.

6. Hike

Created by: Kavin Bharti Mittal

Develop by: Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank

Release Date: 12th December 2012

The hike is an Indian developed freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) app through which one send text messages, graphical stickers, emoticons, images, videos, audios, files, voice messages, contacts, and user location.

7. Line:

Develop by: Line Corporation

Release Year: March 2011

This is a freeware app for instant communication on electronic devices. Through this app, the user can exchange texts, images, audios, and videos. VoIP conversations and video conference feature also available in this app.

The line is a platform which provides various services in addition to instant communication. Line Pay is a digital wallet, Line Today is a news stream platform, Line TV is a video on demand, and Line Manga and Line Webtoon is digital comic distribution is other services provided by Line.

This app is the most popular messaging application in Japan. Its popularity is also in Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Indonesia. This application was originally developed as a mobile application but at present, it is also available in laptop and desktop version.

8. Viber

Created by: Talmon Marco and Igor Magazinnik

Develop by: Viber Media

Release Date: 19th October

It is a cross-platform instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) application. With this app users can exchange images, video records, and also can call all over the world. This call is paid.


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