Nowadays, online social networking is a kind of activity which helps you communicate with many people at once. Social networking online is done using social media channels, and these social media channels can be accessed via websites and apps. However, there are some social media channels which can be accessed either only through websites or only through apps. Here, I will talk about about the most popular apps which help you in online social networking.
Facebook can be accessed by using its website or app. It is the most popular social media channel which has more than 2.27 billion monthly active users. You can create your profile and can post and share images, videos, contents etc. You can send friend requests to other users and can post comments and send messages to contact. Create and join various Facebook groups, and you can create pages and can like other pages as well. Due to huge amount of features, you can use Facebook to promote your business. There are various free and paid services for promotion and campaign.
WhatsApp is mainly an app which can be used to send various types of messages like text message, voice message, image, video etc., and can be used for voice and video calling. In desktop, using Chrome browser, you can use WhatsApp as a website too. It has currently more than 1.5 billion active users. You can create a WhatsApp profile by registering your mobile number. Send request to other users after getting their mobile numbers. You can create WhatsApp group with maximum 256 users. Due to these features, you can use WhatsApp for your business promotion and campaign.
Instagram is owned by Facebook. You can create profile in Instagram either by manually inputting your details or by using Facebook. Instagram is used to post photos and videos mainly. You can also add text descriptions and can tag others to your photos and videos. It has around 1 billion monthly active users.
WeChat can be used for sending messages and making mobile payments. It has around 1 billion monthly active users. Apart from sending various types of messages, WeChat can be used for voice and video calling also. This is mainly an app for Android and Mac devices.
Using Twitter, you can tweet your texts with a limited number of words and can also attach images or videos with your texts. It has around 326 million monthly active users worldwide. You can follow other users and can tag users in your tweets.
QQ Chat is a messenger app which is used to send messages to various nations and it has a translator too. It has around 1 billion registered users across 80 nations. Along with sending rich text messages, it has the feature of voice and video calling.
Viber is a cross-platform app for instant messaging. It requires a phone number to get registered. It can run on almost all types of platforms like Windows, Android, iOS, Mac etc. Apart from sending various types of message, it comes with the feature of voice and video calling.
Snapchat is an app (now available in website also) used to send messages, images, videos etc. You can also use your device’s camera to take images and videos and can send them. One of its unique feature is that messages, images and videos remain available for a short period of time, after that they become inaccessible.
Line is a new app which works in various platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, Mac etc. You can send messages, can create groups and can make voice and video call using this app.
Qzone is a Chinese-origin app which is used to write blogs, save notes, hear music and send various types of messages. It has around 624 million active users.