After the declaration of the policy, users across the world have expressed their resentment and are looking for alternatives right now.
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Here, we take a look at five messaging apps that one can switch over to once they decide to bid adieu to WhatsApp.
Telegram Messenger has been around for almost a decade now and this app considered as one of the best alternatives for WhatsApp.
Telegram offers every feature offered by WhatsApp, apart from offering exclusive features like supergroups of up to 100000 people, ability to share files of up to 1.5GB, user names, public channels, passcode lock, self-destructing messages, end-to-end encryption and more.
Telegram is available for download on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, Linux and Web.
Telegram can be an ideal choice for users who are concerned about their privacy.
The Signal is another app which can be a good alternative for WhatsApp.
It may be mentioned here that Signal Foundation is the organisation that powers the end-to-end encryption technology in WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The Signal Messaging app is the company's own messaging app and it comes with a number of security benefits.
It also offers features like self-destructing messages, screen security and more.
Moreover, the app also offers encryption to its backups, calls and group calls.
The Signal app can be downloaded on Android and iOS.
Apart from being a platform for fellow gamers, one can now even chat in Discord as well and also send personal messages, GIFs, images and documents.
Through the app, one can make video calls and voice as well- just in the way one does in WhatsApp.
Moreover, one can also create groups on Discord and the app can be downloaded on Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux and Web.
Viber is another popular-messaging app which can be used as an alternative to WhatsApp.
Viber offers end-to-end encryption in calls, messages and shared media.
Apart from it, the messages saved in multiple devices are also encrypted.
Viber allows users to make International calls to non-Viber users at nominal rates.
Viber also supports the sixties, file sharing, voice and video messages and backup to Google Drive.
This instant messaging app even works offline as it does not need a working internet connection.
Bridgefy works on peer-to-peer Bluetooth mesh network to Wi-Fi Direct-based network.
Bridgefy can be used to send messages to friends who are nearby and the app offers three main functions - person-to-person mode, broadcast mode and mesh mode.
Bridgefy can also be used to send messages to a friend and can even broadcast them to a group.
Bridgefy is free to download on Android and iOS.
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