Social networking apps are a great way to make new friends, or keep in touch with existing ones. If you want to chat, share pictures, make video calls, or just have some fun, these social networking apps are must-haves.
Yik Yak recently catapulted into the mainstream after being at the center of a number of cyberbullying scandals. Unsavory elements aside, the fact remains that this “bulletin board” app is a great way for people to anonymously communicate with the people around them.
It’s text only, which helps to make the app even more secretive. If you’re not using this app, how can you know what people are talking about on it?
Snapchat has been seen as a controversial app as well, because some teens were using it to sent sexts. You don’t need to use Snapchat for anything naughty, however. You can send a funny photo or video to a friend, which then self-destructs after 24 hours.
Snapchat is addictively fun, and it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends. Sometimes, all it takes to spark a connection is sending one quick photo.
3. Best Random Video Chat App: Azar on Android
See how Azar works in the video above.
While Azar isn’t yet available for iOS, this social networking app still merits a spot on this list. Azar is a video chat app that lets you randomly connect with people from all over the globe. Boasting free messaging and free video calls, this app has a user base in the millions. This means it is always easy to find someone interesting to chat with.
Sometimes, you want don’t want to network with everyone…you just want to connect with your significant other. Avocado is an app for couples. Couples can use this app to send each other private messages: everything from “I love you” to “Can you pick up a gallon of milk on your way home?”
Avocado lets you share doodles, photos, lists, and even lets you share a calendar. It’s a great tool for stay connected, as well as for making plans.
SCVNGR is an app that blends social networking and gamification. In this app, you earn points for completing challenges and visiting real world locations. These points, in turn, can be used to score deals, freebies, and discounts. Unlike other apps that only make you feel like you’re connected to others, this app forces you to actually go out there and network in real life.
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