Communicate instantly with your friends using avatars, PC-to-PC calling, and emoticons.
If you need to keep your conversations discreet, or just want an extra layer of privacy, Wiper for Android and iOS can help out.
Though you only get a few extra useful features, WhatsApp Messenger is an excellent choice for sending free texts across platforms, even internationally.
Download Facebook Messenger if you want the same robust chatting features from Facebook's Web site on your phone.
BlackBerry Messenger's scattered design and basic features keep it behind the competition.
Facebook Messenger is still the best way to chat with Facebook friends from your Android device.
If you're looking for stylish bag with a plethora of pockets that can also recharge your devices on the go, Timbuk2's Power Commute Messenger is exactly what you want.
If you're in the market for a lightweight, swanky messenger bag, Waterfield Designs' Vitesse Messenger should be on your short list. It's made out of water-resistant waxed canvas and leather and comes in three color options for $159.
The messaging platform previously only available in select parts of the US, but is now available to anyone chatting on the service.
Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.
The Californian tech giant has removed several apps from its App Store that install root certificates, which potentially allow hackers to view private user information.