Friendship Day 2017: Five apps to share happiness with friends

These are the five Android and iOS apps that let you celebrate this Friendship Day with your friends.

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Are you looking for a way to make this Friendship Day joyous for your friends but don't have plenty of time to go out? You can now use the power of your smartphone to make your loved ones smiling.

We are here listing five apps that help you to share your happiness with your friends. And, as a bonus, all these apps are available for free download on Android and iOS devices.


If you want to send a gift to your friends and are looking for the easiest way to pick the best option, you can download the Amazon app on your device. Amazon is already leading in the world of online shopping -- even have a local presence in markets like Singapore -- and includes a wide variety of products from which you can select the most suitable one for your pals.

The Amazon app on Android and iOS has categories and a unified search to let you easily shop for goodies specific to your friends' interests. Furthermore, there is a wish list that helps you to save the options that you'd like to order in the future.

Download links: Android | iOS


Facebook is a massive community of over two billion people around the world. Most of your friends are likely to be a part of the social network. But you can use the official Facebook app to celebrate this Friendship Day with your friends while on the go.

The Facebook app allows you to set a status to send your wishes to the masses. Also, you can access real-time notifications to know how your friends are enjoying the weekend. You can even like or react to a recent status posted by your close friend. The app additionally allows you to livestream your message to all your Facebook friends.

Download links: Android | iOS

Google Allo

While you might have been in a conversation with your friends so many times in the past, you may have something special to say this Friendship Day. Google Allo is the ultimate solution for you. The app provides you a small messaging experience that goes beyond a simple text and includes stickers, doodles and huge emojis.

Additionally, the Google Allo app has Ink that lets you send your sweet memories with friends by doodling on them with your customised messages. There is also an artificial intelligence (AI) powered Smart Reply that suggests you appropriate responses to text and photos you receive from your friends. This feature saves your precious time and at the same time, allows you to send your thoughts instantly. Further, the app has an incognito mode that makes your chats discreet with private notifications and provides you with the ability to expire certain messages after a particular time.

Download links: Android | iOS


If simple text or a voice call is what you're planning to wish your friends with a 'Friendship Day' message, you can opt for WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned app has a strong user base with a billion people accessing it live on a daily basis. This gives you a reason to install WhatsApp today to find your old companions and resume your conversations. The app also has tons of emoticons that let you share joy right using your smartphone.

The WhatsApp app on Android and iOS additionally includes voice and video calling support to let you live chat with your school, college or office mates. Similarly, the recently added WhatsApp Status is something that helps you spread your message of the day intuitively.

Download links: Android | iOS


The ability to rapidly transfer large-size files across multiple platforms has landed Shareit to our list. The app, developed by Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo, is touted to be the world's fastest cross-platform file transfer tool. This means that you can use the Shareit app to send your music, photos, text or videos to your nearby friends at a faster pace.

Shareit can also be leveraged to send a favourite movie of your companion to his or her device spontaneously. Likewise, the app has a Share Zone that lets you add a bunch of apps, music and videos to transfer them to your friends' devices with a single tap. There is also a Group Share feature to provide you a unified place to share content with more than one companion simultaneously.

Download links: Android | iOS

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