Technology has come a long way since the first cellphone was created. Mobiles have gotten so advanced that the majority of the time we use them for more than just phoning. It’s become a modern-day encyclopedia, a notepad, calculator and so much more.
However, before all these fancy features were available to us, a cellphone’s best quality was instant text messaging.
We were blown away by the sufficiency of it all. Over time, along with the progression of cellphones, the text messaging feature has gotten a big facelift moving on to multimedia messaging. Today though, text messages are used more for other agendas than just texting.
We present to you chat stories! They are essentially short fiction stories that are delivered in the text message format. These are very popular with millennials and generation Z, who relate to them mainly because they grew up with text messaging.
It is also a great way for writers to promote and market their pieces, while at the same time being fun and entertaining on the receiving end.
Check out these cool text messaging story apps.
The app launched in 2015 has become so popular that its surpassed applications like Instagram and Snapchat. The app is free with an optional subscription for special benefits. Hooked delivers its stories in a per-message format.
READIT chat stories
A great way for writers to market their work. The READIT app allows readers to only read the beginning of a story, and to read the full story readers have to pay a small fee. However, don’t let that deter you, their stories are captivating and the app is rated highly on iTunes, so definitely worth a download.
Eavesdrop is special in so many ways. The app includes real-life internet live streamers, appearing as characters in some stories. The app features hundreds of stories and thousands of episodes which are essentially chapters.
With most chat story apps, you read the story as an outsider reading other people’s text messages. With Cliffhanger, it’s a little different because you become part of the story. People who love the app have admitted that its quite addictive and have to spend hours on the app.
Scary chat stories – Addicted
This is probably one of the raw versions of a texting story app as it doesn’t include images and videos. The app is free to all, however readers have complained that there are plenty of ads and that the writing isn’t all that good. That could explain why it’s free.
Tap by Wattpad
A more advanced app than the previous one mentioned. The app offers its readers stories with images, sounds, and videos. Tap by Wattpad offers their stories to readers in more than 10 languages, making it a great reading source for nearly everyone.
Covering nearly all genres, the app is free for all with the possibility of subscribing. A subscription will remove adds and let you surpass the waiting period for new content. Each story is rated by those who read it and could make choosing a story much easier.
As cool as these apps are, they provide more than entertainment for those who love to read, they also offer writers an easier way to market their pieces. Even chat messaging apps have been used for marketing purposes.
Contact us today if you have any suggestions, feedback or experiences with any of the apps mentioned, we would love to hear your story.
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