Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 by Will Hagle
TapTalk is a photo and video messaging service that allows users to quickly share one-to-one content that’s immediately deleted.
Taptalk is an app that allows users to send personal photos and videos directly to each other. The app is incredibly similar to Snapchat, although there are a few key differences that set it apart. The main difference is that every photo or video that you receive is uniquely made for you (whereas Snapchat offers the ability to send the same content to multiple users on your contact list or to make them publicly available via its “stories” feature). Like Snapchat, however, Taptalk allows users to add captions to photos and videos and deletes those photos and videos immediately after they’ve been seen. Although it’s typically unfair to compare apps that offer a slightly similar service, the messaging capabilities of Taptalk and Snapchat are so similar that the comparison is justified. I’m still not convinced which is better, although Snapchat definitely succeeds due to its much more massive user base.
Another major difference between Snapchat and Taptalk is the way photos are actually sent through the latter service. Profile pictures of each user on your Taptalk contact list are displayed beneath the camera viewfinder that automatically displays when you open the app. Sending a picture is as easy as clicking on the icon of the friend you’d like to message. This nearly instant act puts Taptalk ahead of its competitors, as it can be unnecessarily time-consuming to scroll through your Snapchat contact list to find a particular user. Only 11 Taptalk users (the friends which you message most often) are displayed in the bottom portion of the screen, with a full contact list available on an additional screen. The app may not have revolutionized the way individuals message each other the way Snapchat did, but it does offer a cool service with some unique alternatives to the current photo-sharing powerhouse. It’s absolutely worth a (free) download.