Cynic Rant: Too Many Messaging Apps! The Cynic November 20, 2014 Apps Tango, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Line, Viber, and more! There are so many messaging apps out there and I just don’t get it. Honestly, why not just text someone or better yet, CALL THEM? There are some good reasons for some messaging apps, like being able to make video calls to friends or family who live far away, but why are there countless apps that essentially just do the same thing??? If you want to message someone, they have to have the same app as you and when there are tons and tons of different ones to choose from,it’s not guaranteed that everyone will choose the same one. So you end up with 10 different apps on your phone and you maybe talk to at most 5 different people on each one. It gets to be a little bit ridiculous don’t you think? The main reasons I can see for needing to download a separate app for messaging is: 1. Making video calls if you and/or the recipient do not own an iPhone 2. Keeping in touch with someone in a foreign country Is there a way to regulate something like this and only offer maybe 3 messaging apps to choose from? At what point do all these advancements come full circle and just make things more complicated than they need to be? If Android phones would offer the ability to make video calls or it was possible to make video calls across all operating systems, we wouldn’t need to have all these messaging apps. Of course even better than video calls, is seeing the person face to face but I know sometimes that isn’t possible, so it’s great we have the technology available. But, c’mon guys! We don’t need 20 different options!! How do you feel about all the different messaging apps available? Leave a comment below! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.