Top 10 WhatsApp alternatives to keep safe- Telegram, Signal, Google Chat, Kik and more (Pixabay)

Telegram: The app comes with amazing privacy features. Using Telegram, you can chat, join multiple open groups, and do a lot more. (Pixabay)

Signal: The app can be used for sending and receiving messages, participating in voice/video calls, and several other features.  (Reuters)

Line: The app allows you to send and receive messages, voice calls, video calls, share stickers, themes, emoji, and more. (Reuters)

Snapchat: The app provides several filters to capture amazing images. Apart from that, it can also be used to chat, share stories, location, and more. (Reuters)

Facebook Messenger: Facebook is one of the most widely used social networking platforms and can be used to share your images, videos, chat with friends, and more. (Reuters)

Instagram: It is basically a photo sharing application, and can also be used to send messages, create and share reels, and more.

Google Chat: Earlier known as Hangouts, using Google Chats one can send and receive direct messages, do group chats, and more. (HT Tech)

iMessage: If you are an Apple iPhone user, you must be aware of this built-in messaging app. Using iMessage you can create and use Memojis, add personalised effects to messages with bubbles, react to texts, among others. (Reuters)

Viber: Using the app you can make audio calls, send messages, use stickers, GIFs, and more. (Reuters)

Kik: The app gets activated without a mobile number, all you need is an email ID. It allows you to do voice calls, media sharing, group chats, and more. 

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