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Best for secure messages
For encrypted phone calls and text messaging, Signal offers the best combination of usability and security. Keep in mind that for the encryption to work, the people you message have to be using it as well. Facebook's WhatsApp may match it for securit...
Best for group messages
Anything that you may want to do with groups, GroupMe has you covered. In addition to keeping you connected with multiple groups via text with videos and emoji packs (the latter can be in-app purchases), you can create events and track RSVPs.
Best all-in-one communication app
One of the most popular messaging apps, Facebook's free WhatsApp does almost everything; and the last piece, video calling, is currently in beta testing.