Christopher Leach
Christopher LeachProgrammer and Student

My friends and I use hangouts for cross platform messaging, what's the best replacement?

RIP consumer hangouts, We need a new messaging app
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8 recommended
  1. 3

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Fletcher Richman
    Fletcher RichmanCEO, BubbleIQ: Slack-first ticketing · Written
    I use slack even for just small groups of friends. It's an awesome way to organize and share gifs, emojiis, documents, etc.
    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

  2. I cannot believe WhatsApp is lower on this list. Whatsapp is the most reliable cross-platform application I have used in recent years. It has a very simple UI and always always serves the purpose.
    DavisFounder at Flowhance · Written
    Slack is my number #1 suggestion for team-communication. But What's app is not a bad option neither.
  3. 2
    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook's standalone Messenger for the web

    Willie Morris
    Willie Morris3Formerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox · Written
    I think Facebook messenger is a strong candidate - especially with it being given so much attention from Facebook. It should only get better.
    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      I love Facebook Messenger and I love how it is doing everything to take on all other chat apps + is feature-packed like Telegram. Native apps for Facebook Messenger on computers is something that I wish to see soon.

    • Companies use this more and more to invade

  4. 2
    Telegram 3.0

    Chat in private or groups — now with smart Telegram Bots

    pherkandesigner | engineer | aeuoeu · Written
    Either Telegram or Slack. Depends on what you're going to use it for.
  5. Enterprising Josh made this product
    If that's for business, use Bitrix24 Open Channels, you can chat from a single interface with FB Messenger, Skype, Slack, Viber, Telegram, Intagram, etc -
  6. RozBahrami
    RozBahramiDigital Media Manager, Skyprep · Written
    I would suggest BoostHQ. You can discuss and also share content that won't be lost like it would be in email threads or Slack chat-threads.
  7. Maulik Modi
    Maulik ModiFull Stack Dev & nerd · Written
    I'll just say 4 words : chat, task-management, file-sharing, calendar.
  8. 1

    Real-time team messenger tool

    For real-time collaboration with the team. Stack of features - file sharing, video calls, task management, integrations and a lot more.... Oh and it's available across platforms plus, free to use for unlimited members! Great for small and big teams. It's awesome to use, slick and simple!
    • RJ Lewis Digital
      RJ Lewis DigitalRJ Lewis, Digital Consultant

      I love that flock is stable, easy to use and has a good base of application integrations. I typically miss flowdock, but the overall collaborative experience is better than slack. Been using a little over 6 mos.- couldn't pick that though