Hey, guys how’s it going now WhatsApp recently rolled out an update saying that it will be merging your data with facebook’s data tracking, and all that basically 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 you know asking all of your friends and family to switch to a different platform.
But it is the call of duty and well that’s why we are here this is one from guiding deck and today I’ll be talking about the top five best free alternatives to whatsapp that you can try to basically have a free conversation with all of your friends while ensuring your privacy and security let’s get started.
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 open-source 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, the ability to share files up to 1.5 GB, 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.
Next up 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 basically that 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 more better looking application then checkout wires. wire comes with a beautiful interface coupled with end-to-end encryption you have a ton of features such as group video calls, self-destructing messages, ability to delete messages from recipient device, 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
- The mesh mode
This basically allows you to communicate with people without being affected by any sort of internet censorship and well that was it. You can find the download links to all of the apps that I talked about down in the post. Also if you feel there is any other secure chat application that we should have included in this list make sure to comment down below and we will include that in our post.