WhatsApp alternatives you can try
Signal is gaining wide popularity among WhatsApp users in India. In just a few days Signal has become the top free app on both Google Play Store as well as Apple App Store. The messaging app is secure and messages exchanged on the platform are all end-to-end encrypted. If you are a WhatsApp user, it will not be very difficult to get used to Signal and both platform are more or less same and offer similar features such as group calls. read receipt, dark mode, among others.
One of the biggest highlights of Signal is that it can be used on multiple devices at the same time unlike Facebook-owned messaging platform. As far as security is concerned, Signal claims that it doesn’t collected any user data apart from phone number and contact information. WhatsApp in comparison collects a lot of data.
One of the best things about Telegram is that it is a cloud service. The company says that users of Telegram need not be worried about backing up chats to other servers to restore them on a new device. The company claims that users can access their data from any device as the data is synchronised across all registered devices through cloud-based service.
If you are looking for an alternative to WhatsApp, Viber is a good option to consider. All messages exchanged on the platform are end-to-end encrypted. The company recently said that users must use the latest version of the application to get maximum protection.
All chats taking place on Viber are backed up to Google Drive just like WhatsApp. The company claims that once users upload their chats on Google, it will not be responsible you upload your chats to Google, users’ data protection and privacy will depend on Google’s policy.