The new WhatsApp conditions oblige users to share some personal data with Facebook, which can process all the information and also share it with other companies.
In this context, many people preferred to run away from the popular application. And here are five messaging services that could replace WhatsApp.
This messaging app belongs to one of the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, who contributed to the growing popularity of the app by urging his followers on Twitter to use this service.
Use Signal— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
The application uses an advanced open-source protocol with end-to-end encryption to keep chats private. It allows you to send messages that self-destruct and block screenshots.
Telegram, devised by the founder of the popular Russian social network VK, Pável Dúrov, is considered one of the safest and fastest applications on the market and it has its own MTProto data transmission protocol, designed with an emphasis on security and it has two layers of encryption, server-client and client-client. The latter is used in so-called secret chats.
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Viber is also a popular calling and messaging app.
Communications are protected by end-to-end encryption by default.
Nothing that is shared by users is kept on Viber’s servers once sent, ensures the application’s web.
According to the company, Viber cannot read chats, or listen to conversations.
Another rival to WhatsApp is the Chinese messaging service WeChat with multi-language support.
However, the app also collects some user data “to verify and protect your account and for important administrative purposes,” but “does not use these channels for promotions or marketing,” according to WeChat’s privacy protection summary.
Funded by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, instant messaging, file sharing, calling and video calling app Wire also uses end-to-end encryption and is a secure app.
However, it is still not very popular.