A constant presence on Google Play and the App Store’s top apps charts, it’s one of the first apps you’ll download when you buy a new phone and almost certainly your biggest source of notification on a typical day.
However, bear in mind that by hiding your own read receipts, you’ll also lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read. You can sneakily read messages without those blue ticks appearing on your friend’s screen and disabling read receipts by enabling Aeroplane Mode before launching the app and opening the message in question.
Just remember to close Whats App before turning Aeroplane Mode off.
The Fire Chat app, pictured left, was developed by Open Garden.
In the app there are 'chatrooms' including Everyone and Nearby.
And, since we’re feeling extra generous, all of these options offer free trials and/or memberships that come with all the necessary features to get your freak on.
When people are talking about finding casual sex, Adult Friend Finder is usually part of the conversation, and that’s because it’s a legend in this particular niche, having launched in 1996.
More useful than SMS, slicker than Hangouts and easier to use than Skype, it's no wonder Whats App is the number one communications service of choice for hundreds of millions of smartphone users.
Even if you use it on a daily basis, Whats App is packed with lots of handy, little-known features you might not be familiar with. Both a blessing and a curse, Whats App’s ticks-based system shows when your sent messages have been delivered (one grey tick), received (two grey ticks) and read (two blue ticks).
ASKfm has a Safety Center to “empower users with the information, guidance and tools they need to navigate safely and enjoy the service.” Watch this Safe Smart Social video to learn more.
An i OS app that is used if you don’t want anyone to know that you downloaded a privacy app.
The potential for predatory comments or bullying of broadcasters is a concern, as is the possibility of viewing inappropriate content, even though the message shown when logging on to each broadcast reminds users to report any violent or sexual content.