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The Top 9 Android Texting Apps For Kids

Does your child have an Android cell phone? Then, they are likely texting with their friends on it. Knowing what app they are using is essential so you can set the necessary parental controls to protect them from any dangers. Here are some apps they could be using to text with them.


Signal Private Messenger

Privacy is possible. Signal makes it easy.

Using Signal, kids can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees. Children can also create groups to communicate with their friends.

Viber Messenger

Viber is a free, fast, simple, and the most secure messaging and calling app. The messenger of choice for over 1 billion users worldwide!

LINE: Free Calls & Messages

LINE reshapes communication around the globe, allowing you to enjoy not only message, but also make voice and video call for free wherever you find yourself.


Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 200 million active users in four years.

For those interested in maximum privacy, Telegram offers Secret Chats. Secret Chat messages can be programmed to self-destruct automatically from both participating devices. This way you can send all types of disappearing content — messages, photos, videos, and even files. Secret Chats use end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient.

Messenger Kids – Safer Messaging and Video Chat

Messenger Kids is a great messaging app for both kids and parents.

Parents Have More Control

• Parents approve every contact, so kids can chat in a safer, more controlled environment.
• Parents can remove any contact at any time
• Parents can use sleep mode to set times when their child cannot use the app.
• Messages don't disappear and can't be hidden in case parents would like to check in.
• There are no ads or in-app purchases, and the app is free to download.

JusTalk Kids - Safe Video Chat and Messenger

Still look for a free calling app for chatting with family anytime? Still worry about the information security of family members especially for kids? Make voice or lively video chats with your children, family and friends wherever you are. Communication can be easier and make more fun!


Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.

• Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
• Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
• Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
• Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
• Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
• Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
• Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline.




Use Skype to send SMS messages to mobiles worldwide and with SMS Connect you can now also read and reply to your phone's SMS messages right from your computer. SMS connect will be released gradually.

WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a free messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection to let you message and call friends and family. However, with the recent security issues, make sure that the app and your phone software is up to date.