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How messaging apps are changing the way we communicate
Once upon a time, the park bench underwent a bit of a change. Image source
First, it took on the form of a mobile phone… Image source
Then it plugged itself into the internet… Image source
Finally it emerged as a single, always-on, friend-powered device. Image source
Today, mobile messaging is BIG. Source 64 billion daily messages on WhatsApp in April 2014
And it’s getting more complex as new apps and tools proliferate. ?
But messaging is going beyond just text. It’s getting richer. Image source
It’s creating a ‘body language’ layer to mobile conversations, through pictures, symbols and animations. Image source
Image source The visual web is modelling the subtlety of personal real-time communications.
Snapchat is still our favourite new bench… Source
But there are others on the rise. Image source
Apps like Slingshot and Bolt are leading the trend of photo-based messaging, where what you show trumps what you tell. Image source
Emojli opens the way to emoticon-only conversations, the digital equivalent to a universal sign language that crosses global boundaries. Image sources
Imoji gives you the tools to create your own emoji and share them with your friends across existing messaging apps. Image source
Ultratext is making it ridiculously simple to create animated messages by typing and uploading photos. Image source
Messaging is changing digital conversations from a static, text-first activity to a mobile, visual-first habit. Image source
What other apps are changing the way you communicate? Let us know: @1000heads