Recently rolled out an update saying that WhatsApp will be merging your data with Facebook’s data tracking and all that. Basically, it means that Facebook will have access to more of your data than it already has.
Now I know switching to a different platform can be a tedious task for you so I will be talking about the top five best free alternatives Android Apps to WhatsApp that you can try to have a free conversation with all of your friends while ensuring your privacy and security.
The first app on this list is TELEGRAM which is quite obvious. I mean it has been the best alternative to WhatsApp.
For a couple of years now and it has only gotten better over time. The opensource messaging app is still the best WhatsApp alternative out there along with the usual messaging features that both WhatsApp and Telegram pack.
The telegram app brings other features like supergroups, public channels, usernames ability, to share files up to 1.5 GBs, passcode lock, self-destructing messages, and end-to-end encryption.
What’s more, is that telegram can also be used on multiple platforms which is just so convenient.
If you’re all about privacy and security, SIGNAL messenger is your best bet. Signal private messenger comes from the house of open-source systems.
The company that actually powers the end-to-end encryption technology in WhatsApp and Facebook.
The signal app offers self-destructing messages, screen security which allows you to prevent anyone from taking screenshots of your chats, and more your backups, calls, and every other data in the app including the files that you send using signal are all encrypted.
Now if Signal does not suit your needs and you want a better-looking application then check out WIRE.
Wire comes with a beautiful interface, coupled with end-to-end encryption. You have a ton of features such as groups, video calls, self-destructing messages, the ability to delete messages from recipient devices, link reviews, and much more, and similar to telegram you can use it on multiple devices as well.
Now another app that provides some amazing level of encryptions is THREEMA which once again is absolutely free.
The app encrypts all the data including messages, shared files, and even your status updates.
It’s not a full-fledged WhatsApp replacement since it does not have any sort of calling facilities as of yet but it is focused on your privacy.
What’s more, is that the app is completely open-source so rest assured your data is quite safe.
Lastly how about trying something different? such as BRIDGEFY. Now all the apps that are mentioned are basically using the internet but Bridgefy is an offline messaging app.
It uses a peer-to-peer Bluetooth mesh network or wi-fi direct based network on your phone and allows you to send messages to your nearby friends. Bridgefy offers three main types of messaging services post into person mode, broadcast mode, and mesh mode.
This allows you to communicate with people without being affected by any sort of internet censorship.
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