If you’re considering deleting WhatsApp, you’ll be happy to know that there are several alternative apps to choose from:
With over 400 million users, Telegram is one of the most popular WhatsApp alternatives.
While it looks a lot like WhatsApp, what sets it apart is the fact that it offers the option to set messages to self-destruct after a set amount of time, leaving no trace behind.
Telegram also offers end-to-end encryption.
However, as a WhatsApp spokesperson noted, Telegram “doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption by default, so it’s not necessarily more secure than WhatsApp.”
Signal is one of the most secure messaging applications, thanks to the fact that it is open source.
This means that the app’s code is publicly available for viewing, making it nearly impossible for app creators to sneak into backdoors that could allow governments or hackers to snoop on their messages.
If you’re using an iPhone, you might consider simply switching to iMessage, Apple’s own messaging app.
The app has a number of impressive features including no character limits, the ability to send images and videos, and of course, Apple’s animated emoji feature, Animoji.
Unfortunately, iMessage is only available for iPhone users, so you’ll have a hard time interacting with anyone using an Android.
4. Google messages
Google’s answer to iMessage is Google Messages, an Android-only messaging service.
The app replaces your standard SMS app and integrates with all Google apps and services, making it easy to share pictures or use the Google Assistant.
5. Facebook Messenger
If you’ve been put off using WhatsApp because it shares data with Facebook, Facebook Messenger may not be the best option for you.
However, the app offers a number of useful features, including games, secret conversations, and video calls.