The 5 Best Alternatives to WhatsApp

The 5 Best Alternatives to WhatsApp
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Facebook owned WhatsApp company releases new features regularly to keep their user’s update and engaged. WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy to clarify how it handles your data.

These are the 5 best Whatsapp Alternatives available in the Google play store. If you want to use these apps then users can install them on their mobile.

Here is a list of the Top 5 best alternatives of WhatsApp:

1) Telegram Messenger:

Telegram

Telegram messenger is also one of the best instant message apps. The best thing about telegram is speed and privacy.

Users can share their photos, videos, message exchange, files, and sticker type up to 1.5 GB size.

Telegram can be used on multiple platforms at once, so you can start texting on your phone and then continue it on your PC.

Availability: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, Linux, Web

Main Features of Telegram:

  • It is based on the cloud storage process.
  • You do not need to worry about data because you never lose your data.
  • You may create group chats very easily.
  • If you want to share anything you may share it with your friends.
  • It has end-to-end encryption in a secret chat.

2) Signal Private Messenger:

Its popularity is large because of the company’s stance on user privacy. The signal is an end-to-end encrypted app, just like WhatsApp. The messaging service promises that all your data is encrypted and can’t be viewed by Signal or third parties.

When it comes to user experience, Signal is quite similar to WhatsApp, and won’t be a big hurdle switching from WhatsApp to Signal. They both have a similar interface for sending messages, creating groups, making group voice and video calls (up to eight participants), sending stickers, etc.

A signal is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. The app can be used for free, and all you need to sign up is your phone number.

3) Line Messenger:

The line is a free call and free messenger app that allows you to connect with your family members and friends across the world. It’s available on personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, iOS, Blackberry, Nokia Asha, Firefox, and Windows phones.

By using this app you can exchange your messages, videos, photos, audio, free voice message, free video calling, video conference, etc. It has so many special features which make you more comfortable.

Main Features of Line Messenger:

  • Free group chats.
  • Free calls, voice messages, and video calls.
  • You can share your photos, videos, and audio with your friends.
  • Even you can make international calls.

4) Threema

Threema is a secure messaging app if you are concerned about your security on WhatsApp.

The app encrypts all the data, including messages, shared files, and even status updates. Along with end-to-end encryption in the app, the app also does not collect metadata and offers various encrypted backup options.

Threema is open-source and has a very transparent privacy policy, so it is secured for all its users.

Availability: Android, iOS, Web.

5) Bridgefy:

One of the main problems with online messaging apps like WhatsApp is that they rely on an internet connection to work. And if you are out camping in the woods even the normal text messaging apps will not work. That’s where offline messaging apps come into play. These apps don’t require a mobile network or internet connection to work.

Rather, they create a peer-to-peer Bluetooth mesh network or Wifi Direct-based network on your phone and allow you to send messages to your nearby friends. If you are looking for such an app then you should use Bridgefy.

Bridgefy offers three main types of messaging service;

i)   Person-to-Person mode,

ii)  Broadcast mode,

iii) Mesh mode.

 

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