Brief Description: “Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just pick a username.”

Brief Description: “Lure features bite-sized chat stories told in the format of a text message conversation, like if you were watching somebody else’s messenger app texts.”

Brief Description: “Monkey is about making friends and having fun. A social app where you can share who you are and meet like-minded people in seconds. A community that celebrates individuality and embraces self-discovery.”

Brief Description: “Never miss out on what’s going on with your school. Join a school and automatically be connected to all your friends and classmates.”

Brief Description: “CoverMe is reportedly one of the top five private messaging and calling apps. This app boasts: private texting, private calling, private messaging, a private second phone line, a private vault, and a disguise-the-app-icon feature to look like something else.”

Brief Description: Image and video sharing

Brief Description: “From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, when it happens in the world, it happens on Twitter first.”

Brief Description: Photo sharing, Instant messaging, Video chat, Multimedia

Brief Description: “Looking to meet somebody new? Whether you want to date, make new friends or just casually chat – the right person for you is waiting on Badoo.”

Brief Description: “View and publish videos.”