Best New Apps For Staying In Touch This Year

These apps make it easy to connect with friends and family in 2019.

If you’re looking for new ways to stay in touch with your friends and family this year, Net10 has you covered. While you can still expect the usual crowd – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp – to stick around, several newer options are starting to gain traction. Take a look at some of the top social networking trends and apps for 2019.

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Voice text messaging

While voice-to-text apps aren’t exactly new, they are becoming increasingly popular. As more people bring virtual assistants, like Amazon Alexa and Echo, into their homes, they’re getting used to making hands-free voice commands. Voice text messaging apps utilize the same technology, and they're extremely useful for multitaskers and for individuals who are unable to physically text. Many Android and iPhone devices come with built-in voice texting systems, but there are a lot of great third-party apps available, as well.

Video chat

When you can’t be with someone in person, video chat is the next best thing. We’ve seen video apps skyrocket in popularity in recent years, and it looks like that trend will continue in 2019. Facebook Messenger, Skype, Marco Polo, Snapchat, Viber, Google Duo, FaceTime, and more are all great apps to try. Some, like Facebook Messenger, have fun filters and features to make your video conversations even more memorable. Others, like Marco Polo, allow you to record and send videos without having to have a live conversation – making it easy to chat whenever it’s convenient for you.

Emoji apps

Sometimes we can express ourselves better with emojis than we can with words. That’s where apps like Bitmoji, Samsung’s AR Emoji, and Apple’s Animoji come into play. They allow you to incorporate personalized emojis into your conversations to help put a face to your words. And while they might not be a substitute for a voice text or video, emojis are a great way to brighten someone's day.

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