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WhatsApp vs iMessage – Which Messaging App Is Good For iOS To Download?

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Every iPhone or iOS device, in generally, comes installed with the iMessage app, created by Apple and which allows all the iOS device owners keep in touch with their friends who use iMessage, regardless of whether they have an iOS device or now. They can send messages to each others and enjoy using the features this app comes with. WhatsApp, on the other hand, doesn’t need any introduction, as it’s one of the most popular and used applications. But let’s find out more about both messaging apps.

iMessage

This application performs smoothly on any iPhone and other Apple device, including iPads and iPod Touch which run on iOS 6 or higher and Macs with the latest OS X version, but likewise WhatsApp, it integrates with Android devices as well.

iMessage has a simple interface, displaying all your conversations in a list. It has a search field and you will write new messages in the active messaging screen. If you want to clean your old conversations, just delete them. Or maybe you’ll want to share your conversations, or even your individual messages. This application allows you to send images or small videos, and the good news is that iMessage integrates with other native applications. This way, you will be able to share with iMessage photos from the Photos app.

WhatsApp

If you have an iPhone and want to use WhatsApp, you’ll have to pay $0.99, which isn’t a large amount of money. The advantage of WhatsApp is that it can be installed on a variety of Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and some Nokia/Symbian phones, so you’re free to buy whatever smartphone you like and still be able to install WhatsApp on it, so you can communicate with your friends from all over the world. Although there is no official WhatsApp version to be compatible with iPad or iPod Touch, you can still run it by jailbreaking your iOS device. And this is what you can do on WhatsApp: write statuses, read your friends’ statuses, send group messages, images and videos and many more.

If you’re uninspired and can’t think of a message to send to a friend, there are many pre-defined messages you can use to send instantly. Just tap on them and send them directly. If you want to inform your friends that you can be contacted, set your status and they’ll know that you’re free and in the mood for chatting.

Verdict

WhatsApp is more complex than iMessage and it’s a great alternative if you don’t own an iPhone. However, its drawback is the lack of integration from external apps, while iMessage is very convenient for the Apple users.