5 Alternative Messaging Apps to WhatsApp

Among instant messaging services, Whatsapp leads the market in comfort, but beyond the application, now purchased by Facebook, there are other useful tools to communicate for free with other smartphone users. Here we leave 5 possibilities:

Viber

This App allows you to connect via calls or messages to people around the world for free over Wi-Fi or 3G networks. With more than 400 million users, simply log into the contact list to know who your acquaintances have installed and thus save a communication. In addition, the developer launched the Viber Out mode that gives the possibility of making calls to mobile phones that do not have the Viber installed but paying a subscription.

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Telegram

With just one year on the market, this application quickly positioned itself as a potential Whatsapp competitor for its security and speed. Among the general features, Telegram lets you share videos up to 1 GB in size and forward files instantly. In addition, it gives the possibility to access the conversations from any device, since everything is uploaded to the cloud, or to start secret Chats with an encryption to make sure that the message that you send is only read by the recipient, in this case Messages are not stored anywhere and can even be programmed to self-destruct.

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Line

This App was installed in the market with a strong advertising bet. In addition to the ability to send messages for free, Line was characterized by being one of the first tools to offer an efficient service of voice calls. In addition also incorporated the possibility to put video to those communications. Like all other applications of this type, the phone number is the way to log in, but it is not exclusive to smartphones, but can also be installed on desktops.

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Bleep

This product developed by BitTorrent, one of the most recognized file sharing companies among users, offers to send messages safely between the partners. While this App is still in development stage, it proposes to encrypt each text to avoid leaks of information. Unlike the others, Bleep does not store information in the cloud, but goes directly to the receiver.

For now you can only use the trial version on Android, Windows and Mac, while from the company confirmed that they are already working on the application for iOS. It is estimated that in a short time the official tool for all servers will be on the market and all errors will be solved.

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WeChat

Like the rest of the App, Wechat offers individual and group communication with text, audio, images and videos. Perhaps one of its main features is the possibility of making video calls in HD, have a secure record and do not have advertising.

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