Social media started off its journey on the web, and gradually it found a spectacular reception on the small screens of smartphones. The only reason that could be attached to this transformation is quick response or reaction users wanted to register on social media. This has inspired (or forced) smartphone makers to design and develop social media apps for users, who can immediately log on to the respective media to interact with their friends & family.

iPhone app developers came up with quick solutions and designed compatible social media apps for iPhone and iPad. The apps listed here are for social media geeks, who are continuously hooked to their Facebook walls and Tweeter handles. Apart from traditional apps, we have listed lesser known but equally useful apps for you. Explore each app and download your choice of apps on your iPhone and iPad.

Best Social Media Apps for iPhone and iPad

Best Social Media Apps for iPhone and iPad

#1. FireChat

FireChat iPhone and iPad App Icon

Though this can’t be slotted into social media section, it certainly gathers people on the same page with its freebies. By this, I mean users don’t need Wi-Fi or mobile data, or Messages app on their iOS devices. So how exactly does it send messages? FireChat uses Bluetooth connection of users for nearby communication. The only drawback of the app is that private messaging cannot be done quickly, and group chats with some members can get disorderly.

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download FireChat

#2. Yo

Yo iPhone and iPad App Icon

Yo is the simplest app to communicate with your friends on the other end. The app was an instant hit with more than million users and inspired a few dozen other app developers across the globe. It was completely ridiculous to start a conversation with Yo, but users found it funny and thus, got huge acceptance. However, developers of Yo added a few more features to eradicate the image of a funny or ridiculous app. Now users can do more than just Yo; the app is now used to switch lights on, remember where you have parked your car, follow sports teams and more.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
Price: Free
Download Yo

#3. Meerkat

Meerkat iPhone and iPad App Icon

Meercat works like Periscope. You can stream your live video on your iPhone so that your friends can watch the same with Meercat on their iOS devices. This live, social video streaming gives birth to a new level of citizen journalism; wherein users become reporters. And viewers can submit their comments to which, users can quickly respond. With the help of Meerkat, users can broadcast themselves, an event and engage with the audience in real time.

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download Meerkat

#4. Periscope

Periscope iPhone and iPad App Icon

Periscope had created quite a buzz when it was first released in March 2015. Till then, it has garnered a tremendous response from users. The app was acquired by Twitter before it was publicly launched. The app was designed in a better way than the competitors’; moreover, developers of Periscope added some unique functionality to make it different. Good looks, smart interface, and heart system made Periscope a rock star on social media; so much so that now the noun has become a verb: “How about Periscoping our event?”

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download Periscope

#5. Timehop

Timehop iPhone and iPad App Icon

It’s nice to peek into the past. Timehop helps you live your yester years. The app simply brings your old photos and posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Foursquare and replays your past. It is like walking down memory lane with Timehop. Celebrate some unforgettable moments in your life and stay connected with friends.

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download Timehop

#6. GroupMe

GroupMe iPhone and iPad App Icon

GroupMe is a home for all the groups you are a part of Family, Roommates, Friends, Coworkers, Teams, Events and more. Start adding people with their phone numbers or email IDs; even if they don’t have an app on their iPhones, they can participate in chat over SMS. You can manage notifications effectively; if you find some chats offensive, you can always mute those conversations or entire app. GroupMe boasts a number of exclusive emojis to express your emotions; why use words when you have the amazing list of emojis?

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download GroupMe

#7. Path

Path iPhone and iPad App Icon

Unlike Facebook, where thousands of known and unknown friends flock to post, comment, like, and share your stuff, Path has charted its own route. It allows you to create a close-knit group of your friends or family; this group could be your inmates or best buddies, or they could be your siblings, cousins, and parents. Like an Offline world, you can share photos, videos, thoughts, places, music, TV shows, movies, books, workouts, and sleep. Use creative tools to make funny and creative photos to share with members.

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download Path

#8. Snapchat

Snapchat iPhone and iPad App Icon

Snapchat doesn’t need any introduction. The app was launched as Picaboo, which disappeared from the market; after a few months, the same app appeared as Snapchat. The short-lived messages were responsible for the instant hit among college students, who like to create photos with awkward selfies, blurry videos, and funny faces. The app has quickly impressed teens, who are particularly hard to please; even Facebook is fumbling in this category.

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download Snapchat

#9. Messenger

Messenger iPhone and iPad App Icon

Messenger from Facebook allows Facebook users to chat with one another. Apart from chat, the app lets users create groups and send photos. The app was first launched in 2011, and after three years, Facebook made it compulsory to download Messenger on smartphones for all Facebook users. However, this move of Facebook met with a strong backlash from users, who complained about performance issue and privacy concerns.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
Price: Free
Download Messanger

#10. WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger iPhone and iPad App Icon

With the advent of WhatsApp, traditional SMS has lost its foothold. Unlimited messaging is the key attraction of WhatsApp coupled with sharing photos, videos, and audios. The app also provides a facility to make calls if your smartphone is connected with Wi-fi or mobile data. The important feature of this app is WhatsApp Web, which allows users to use all phone app features on the browser of the computer. The app became so popular that it was acquired by Facebook. It is the most downloaded apps in the US today.

Compatibility: iPhone, and iPad
Price: Free
Download WhatsApp

So, which one you like the most from above list? Do share your pick with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.