A messaging app is a platform or a chat application enabling users to send and receive instant messages and connect. Think of the most popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber. Which one do you use?

Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Research the market and your competitors

Step 2. Choose a proper business model

Step 3. Hire a reliable developer or software development company

Step 4. Build the app architecture

Step 5. Determine the app’s MVP features list

Step 6. Build a great design for your chat app

Step 7: Plan and launch a marketing strategy

Step 8: Test and launch your new chat app to app stores and your target market

Step 9: Continually work on fixing bugs, make improvements based on user feedback, and add new features over time.

Basic Features to Create a Messaging App

Registration: Offer a secure registration process by allowing your potential users to register using a mobile number or an email.

Group chats: Let app users send a message to multiple people by selecting contacts.

Push notifications: app users get a quick notification on their screens without opening the app once they get a message.

Voice & Video Call: Enable users to make free voice and video calls.

Photo & Video Sharing: Along with typing and sending emojis, users can share photos, videos, GIFs, stickers, and more.

Sharing Location: Add this feature to allow users to share their location in real-time.

Profile & Status: App users create their profile with details like name, number, and a profile photo. Additionally, users can create a status on their profile for all the other app users to see.