Communicate instantly with your friends using avatars, PC-to-PC calling, and emoticons.
Though you only get a few extra useful features, WhatsApp Messenger is an excellent choice for sending free texts across platforms, even internationally.
If you need to keep your conversations discreet, or just want an extra layer of privacy, Wiper for Android and iOS can help out.
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.
Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.
Smaller and lighter than a typical messenger bag but still able to hold a pro dSLR body, a flash, a couple of small lenses, and a 13-inch laptop, the Tenba Mini Photo/Laptop Messenger Bag is one of the best-designed bags we've seen.
Desktop and laptops users can access their Facebook messages without the rest of Facebook at Messenger.com, and Mac users can opt for a standalone app.
The world's largest social network is expanding its Messenger service, with hopes of turning it into a destination on the Web.