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The messaging app by Whats App's parent company, Facebook Messenger (free, i OS, Android, the web), has some pretty killer features, like being able to use high-definition video and audio calling on mobile or web.Messenger is unique because you can send money directly through the app in the US.Neither Facebook nor Google (the parent company of Whats App and Google Duo, respectively) can wiretap your communications if given a law enforcement request.That is not true, however, of those company's other messaging apps, Messenger or Hangouts.There are so many ways to send a message these days. Apple also kind of has two apps (i Message and Face Time). So if you're feeling lost in this ~brave new world~ of online communication, here's a guide to the best platforms.Google Voice recently added texts, group messaging, and transcribed voicemail after not updating their app for *five years,* bringing the number of Google's messaging apps to four (including Hangouts, Allo, and Duo). That doesn't include all of the other, independent messaging apps out there like Viber, We Chat, LINE, Telegram, and Kakaotalk, to name a few. Whats App (free, i OS, Android, Windows phone and web) is the Ultimate Messaging App.

), has an easy-to-understand interface, and provides end-to-end encryption.

Signal's creator, Moxie Marlinspike, suggests signing up with a throwaway Google Voice number as a workaround for concerned parties.

It's also important to note that while your communications can only be seen by you and your message's recipient, the app doesn't notify you if your recipient has taken a screenshot of your messages.

And unlike Whats App or Facebook Messenger, which allow you to sign up with just your phone number and without a Facebook account, Hangouts requires a Google account. Signal (free, i OS and Android) is an app for messaging and audio calls that saw a 400% increase in downloads after President Trump's election.

The app is encrypted end-to-end, offers Snapchat-style expiring messages, and doesn't store messages or your "metadata" (like the date, timestamp, and phone numbers associated with a message you've sent).