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10 Best Whatsapp Alternatives that Actually Respect Your Privacy

If you have been reading tech news for a while, you might know that recently WhatsApp updates its terms and privacy policy. According to the revised policy, WhatsApp now demands to share your data with Facebook and other third-party services.

If you are not happy with the changes, then it’s best to start using WhatsApp alternatives. As of now, there are plenty of WhatsApp alternatives available on the Play Store that takes security and privacy seriously.

In this article, we will share a list of the best WhatsApp alternatives for Android. With these apps, you can exchange text messages, make voice & video calls, etc. Let’s check out.

1. Telegram


Telegram is definitely the best instant messaging app when it comes to WhatsApp alternatives. The reason why we have listed Telegram on the top is that it offers better features than WhatsApp. With Telegram, you can exchange files up to 1.5 GB in size. Also, Telegram allows users to create groups with up to 200,000 members. Telegram is focused more on groups rather than individual chats.

2. Signal


Signal Private Messenger is an instant messaging app that takes security and privacy very seriously. If we talk about Signal Private Messenger’s features, it allows you to exchange text messages, make voice & video calls, etc. Also, there are other privacy & security features like app lock, block screen capture, etc.

3. Discord


Over the years, Discord has been known as the best platform for chatting with your fellow gamers. However, Discord is much more capable than that. With Discord’s personal message feature, you can send text messages, emojis, emotes, GIFs, Images, etc. Also, it allows you to make voice/video calls. It also allows users to create groups with up to 10 members.



LINE is another best WhatsApp alternative on the list which can be used to exchange text messages. You can also make free voice and video calls with your friends via the LINE app along with text messages. Just like WhatsApp, LINE also features end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls. It also has a Line Pay service that is meant for sending/receiving payments.

5. Kiki Chat Messenger

Kiki Chat Messenger

Although not popular, Kiki Chat Messenger is still one of the best & secure private messaging app that you can use today. Like WhatsApp, you can use Kiki Chat Messenger to exchange text messages, make private phone calls, share media files in private, etc. Additionally, Kiki Chat Messenger also has a self-destructing messaging feature that automatically deletes chats from both ends after the set time.

6. Wickr Me

Wickr Me

Wickr Me is an instant messaging app meant for privacy and security-conscious people. From voice calling to file sharing, everything on Wickr Me is fully encrypted. According to the Google Play Store listing, Wickr Me encrypts your messages with a new key using advanced vetted end-to-end encryption. Thanks to such encryption, even Wickr Me can’t access your messages or your contact list.

7. Threema


Threema is one of the best and most secure instant messaging apps that you can use on Android. The good thing about Threema is that it encrypts all content that you share on the platform, including the media files, documents, etc. Along with that, the app also offers several encrypted backup options to back up the chats safely.

8. Viber


Well, Viber is a little bit different than WhatsApp. This is because of this messaging app packs in multi-device support, which WhatsApp lacks. Other than that, Viber is pretty much similar to WhatsApp. It’s one of the most secure messaging and calling app that allows you to make free international calls, send text messages, open a group chat, and more.

9. Voxer


Voxer is another best instant messaging app on the list that allows you to send end-to-end encrypted messages. That means that the messages you have exchanged on Voxer can’t be read or modified by any third-parties. However, unlike WhatsApp, Voxer doesn’t have a video calling feature.

10. Keybase


Keybase is a messaging app, but it’s quite different from all others listed in the article. With Keybase, you can write securely to any Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Github users. That simply means that Keybase doesn’t require any email address or phone number. All messages exchanged via the app is secure and is end-to-end encrypted.

So, these are the ten best WhatsApp alternatives in 2021. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

This post was written by Karanpreet Singh and was first posted to TechViral

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