Best WhatsApp alternatives that you can switch to right now- Signal, Telegram to iMessage

    If you are planning to move from WhatsApp? Here are some of the best WhatsApp alternatives for you. 
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    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:09 IST
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    From Signal, Telegram to iMessage, here are the best WhatsApp alternatives that you can explore and perhaps even adopt permanently. (Unsplash)
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    From Signal, Telegram to iMessage, here are the best WhatsApp alternatives that you can explore and perhaps even adopt permanently. (Unsplash)

    So, tired of the bland old WhatsApp? Want to try out something new, just to get some kicks? Here are the best WhatsApp alternatives that you can explore and perhaps even like. Undoubtedly, Meta-owned WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for all age groups. Its easy to use features and connectivity with your friends and family is what makes it a handy tool of communication. However, there always comes a time when you want something new, something fresh, something that makes you want to connect with people who are not on WhatsApp. Signal, Telegram, Kik to iMessage, here are the best WhatsApp alternatives.

    Best WhatsApp Alternatives

    Signal

    When WhatsApp was caught in the privacy storm that it created itself, Signal was the most talked-about app. Millions of people migrated to it from WhatsApp. This was in protest against WhatsApp privacy policy. Signal comes with a number of security features, such as self-destructing messages feature which was recently introduced by WhatsApp. Besides this, Signal offers a 'Screen security' feature that prevents anyone from taking screenshots. Additionally, Signal supports 40 active participants, unlike WhatsApp which allows only 8 participants.

    Telegram

    Telegram is not just about downloading pirated movies and shows! It is filled with several other features such as you can create a massive group with up to 2 lakh people, public channels can add unlimited subscribers and many more. Surprisingly, it comes with a triple-layer encryption feature to make the conversation more secure.

    Kik

    This is an ancient messaging app that doesn't even require your phone number to activate, just use your email ID and it's set! You can expect almost everything that WhatsApp offers - from voice calls, group chats, stickers, to media sharing. Additionally, you can enable bots too here which brings quizzes and news.

    iMessage

    If your friends and family are on iPhone, then there is no need to give a second thought to iMessage. Apple's built-in messaging app gets updated regularly to bring new features. You can create and use Memojis, add personalised effects to message bubbles and even text too.

    Viber

    Viber is another one of the famous apps which can be the best alternative to WhatsApp. The app offers WhatsApp-type features such as voice calling, video calling, even it allows you to call non-Viber users too at nominal rates. It also supports multi-device support.

    You can look at the features that these apps offer and choose the best for you or you can even try all of these apps and then see what suits you best. Happy chatting!

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