A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Tengi, the new way to keep in touch with friends and family. Since then I have been using the app religiously to chat to Hubby, blogging chums and family. It’s fitted well into my routine, and has taken the place of other messaging apps – mainly because whilst using Tengi you earn entries into a weekly prize draw!
Tengi is quite like other messaging apps – you can send videos, photos and a whole range of emoticons as well as standard text but you can also send your location. Meeting a friend? You can show them exactly where you are. I’ve been using it to have a laugh with friends, sending silly jokes or sending them inspiring quotes to make the day that much brighter.
At first I did find that Tengi advertising was a bit distracting from the conversations I was having but through this advertising Tengi can give amazing prizes each week – and after a few days of using the app I didn’t really notice the advertising as much any more.
It’s really easy to have one to one or group conversations in Tengi but I did find that when you had quite a few messages to catch up on the app did bounce around a bit whilst you were scrolling through the messages – it definitely works better if you keep up to date with messages as you go along. However I found the notifications a bit much – as you get notifications not just from conversations but from advertising and direct from Tengi so in the end I turned all notifications off and it made Tengi a much more user-friendly experience.
The big bonus of Tengi is the weekly prize draw. At 7pm every Friday Tengi has a draw where you can win prizes from £5 to a whopping £10,000! The first Friday I used the app I won £5, with a direct transfer into my bank account. You get tickets into the prize draw by doing different things within Tengi – inviting friends to sign up, when a friend wins, each day that you use Tengi etc. To think, that I chat on messaging apps all the time but Tengi is the only one that gives me anything back.
If you use messaging apps then you should definitely give Tengi a go. Invite all the friends you usually chat to and see how you find it. From the minute you install the app you’re given tickets into the prize draw and if you use it regularly, like other apps, you’ll get more and more tickets into the draw – and could even end up winning money. That really isn’t bad for a free app!
Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time in writing this review however all opinions are my own.