Technology Matters-Texting Apps

Technology Matters

   “WeChat” sends text messages with groups of up to 500 people.  Those messages can include voice and video calls.  Contacts can be added by sending an email, text or via social media like Facebook.  Users can also play games with each other, compete in fitness challenges with each other, and more.  The app is free for iOS and Android.
    “WhatsApp” sends free text, videos and photos to your contacts anywhere in the world.  If your phone dies or has no service, WhatsApp saves the messages for later viewing.  You can even make calls directly through the app.  Customize sounds and notifications, and send files from Word, Excel and PDF.  It’s free for iOS and Android.
    “LINE” is another popular messaging app that makes free voice and video calls and sends messages.  The app boasts 600 million users worldwide.  There’s a chance some of your family or friends already are using it.  The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.”

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