Yeah, just what you need - another messaging service right? Well, perhaps, yes. There’s been a bit of a backlash against some messaging services recently, with concerns (as ever) about privacy and the selling on of data. And perhaps some players are just getting too big - thinking they can change their terms of service willy nilly and nobody will mind.

So, maybe, just maybe, exploring a few new options might be worthwhile.

And ebuddy.com is one to take a look at. It used to be called e-Messenger, and under its new moniker it's now processing over 17billion messages a month exchanged between more than 30million unique users.

It can do all the things you’re likely to want from a messaging service: swapping pictures, videos, locations and stickers, and you can do it all from pretty much any device you can think of, as long as it has an internet connection.

We’re not saying this will necessarily be any better, faster, safer or less annoying than any other messaging service, but a change is good sometimes, right? Just read through their terms first, as always. That way, you know what you're signing up to.