10 Best Messaging Apps for Android in 2017 | Phandroid. Text messaging has become the most popular way to connect with friends and loved ones. It is also a fast and efficient way to connect with vendors on the spot. Last night, after a parking pass for the Bucs-Jags game was dishonored by the person at the lot, I paid cash for a space, and texted the parking company while at the game. Several texts later, the company sent a text and refunded my payment. While out shopping this morning, I got a text from my daughter asking that I pick something up at the drug store. She texted me the address, and I told Google to navigate there. Easy. My go to messaging app is Signal, because it can be used for encrypted communications with clients. However, I also use Facebook Messenger often. What's in your phone?