It is confusing isn't it? My mum struggles with all the different terms you need to learn to use the internet, too (and don't get me started about passwords!).
Something you might like to consider is that if you want to send a photo over Messaging (the text one) it will probably cost you money, but Messenger is free.
WhatsApp is a bit of a half way house, as you don't need to be on Facebook to access it, and you can also send photos free in that. You can use it to set up groups so that one message goes to everyone in the group. A lot of people have family groups and find them very useful. You can download WhatsApp free by going to the App Store on your phone.
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