Messaging on WP

How do you guys message on WP? I'm looking for a good messaging app, on the lines of kik (WiFi and data) unfortunately the kik app for WP is from 7.5 and has a lot of issues when using it on wp8. I know what'sapp is always being supported but its kinda boring(never thought id say this). I know you can sign into fb and use the messenger built in but I don't like having 1.fb photo albums syncing to my gallery 2.fb contacts on me people hub.

Any suggestions? Or is this the current state were in.