AppMess Video Review: FireChat Messenger

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An interesting case happened in Honk Kong last year – people suddenly started using FireChat to communicate with one another as the government tried to mute vital communication channels. By March 2015, FireChat had an impressive 5 million users. Moreover, the app’s management claims that they plan to connect 5 billion users to the service. Could they be any more ambitious? Now, let’s take a closer look at the app that managed to circle the globe in just a year and that really does have a competitive advantage over its rivals. Here are the pros of FireChat.

AppMess Video Review: FireChat Messenger

  • This app needs Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to function. Moreover, smartphone users can locate each other within a 65-yard radius. There is no mandatory need for an Internet connection, which makes this app rather flexible and accessible.
  • Exchange photos and texts using FireChat. By the way, these features were introduced in recent updates.
  • The app comes in 11 popular languages, so it won’t hit a brick wall when it tries to conquer new markets.
  • FireChat users are free to create group chats, not to mention private ones. Surprisingly, group chats are really roomy – up to 80 people can participate in it at once.
  • The communication app is free, which surely must excite those who decide to try out this revolutionary app.
  • The app weighs in at just 8 MB, giving you even more reason to get it. In addition, it is available on iOS and Android smartphone devices.
  • Security experts and app creators both claim that this messenger is completely safe. To support this claim, messages aren’t kept on nor do they travel through servers, given FireChat’s operating mechanics.
  • Enter you email and phone number to register an account. It’s as simple as that. As far as new app friends go, they can be invited via SMS.
  • The app has gained popularity in the US, Asia and Europe, so there’s a pretty good chance that you can find another FireChat user in your vicinity.

Moving on to the things that FireChat may not be very proud of.

  • FireChat is registered as a banned app in Russia. Judging from the look of things, governments don’t seem to take a liking to it, so FireChat needs to get ready for continued pressure.
  • FireChat has a small number of available features because of its unique purpose. As a result, it can’t be used as a regular everyday messaging app and it will eventually fade out as another news hook.

That’s the news of this week. Communicate in real life, communicate online and tune in next time.

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