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TapTalk: The Next Big Messaging App or Yet Another Snapchat Clone?

Last year saw the rise of a new class of mobile app: messaging apps. To name a few which we covered extensively, there’s LINE, KakaoTalk, WhatsApp, and Viber. Of course, there’s Snapchat.

SnapChat is a mobile app that allows users to send photos to one another. However, unlike sending photos or text messages in other mobile apps, SnapChat allows users to set a 1 second to 10 second expiration of the photo. So, users can send time limited photos that might be embarrassing without worrying that it will find its way to other social media sites where it might live forever.

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SnapChat exploded in popularity among teens and young adults because of this, and it has spawned a lot of other similar apps around the world.

Here’s another Snapchat clone that has been making big on the Internet recently. It seems that Taptalk has become the talk of the town, since Ashton Kutcher tweeted his support for the app on Sunday. The star of Two and a Half Men, liked it so much that he tweeted, “This app just secured homepage real estate on my phone. Taptalk.me” to his 16 million followers.

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Taptalk is a video-messaging app that lets you share your location with your friend. Taking its cue from Snapchat, the app lets you tap the image of a friend to take a picture. Press hold the picture, and you can record a short video within seconds. At the same time, you can share a map of your location with your friend.

Image credit: Veooz
Image credit: Veooz

It is unclear whether Ashton Kutcher has invested in the app. However, Kutcher has been known to invest in start-ups such as Fab.com, Spotify, and Airbnb in the past. Plus, he tweeted just after the end of the World Cup Final – an interesting time to promote the app.

With Kutcher’s stamp of approval, it is bound to create hype amongst tech enthusiasts. Nevertheless, these Snapchat clones are definitely trying to make proximity-based social networking the next big thing!

Also read: New mobile app BeeTalk is aggressively trying to rival Paktor, WeChat, LINE and SnapChat.

 

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