Without a doubt WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app, designed for phones. Since Facebook acquired it a couple of years ago, the app does not only offer texting services, but also voice and video calls, image sharing, documents sharing, location sharing, voice messages and more.

Even so, many WhatsApp users did not take well the news that WhatsApp shares its data with Facebook. Many users are thinking of using alternative instant messaging apps. If you are one of them, then this article is what you were looking for.

Viber: a good first choice

This app is one of the most secure available on the market. User data is encrypted perfectly and even messages saved in multiple devices are also encrypted. Similar to WhatsApp, it uses mobile numbers to identify users.

Skype: an app with tradition

Skype has been on the market for a while and many WhatsApp users have Skype installed on their PC. Skype can be synchronized with Hotmail and MSN accounts and users can make high-quality video and voice calls. Those who want can also call landlines.
In 2010 Skype was bought by Microsoft and since then it has been perfected for Windows 8, Windows 10 and Outlook mail.

Kik Messenger

This app does not offer many features, but it works well. Users do not need to use phone numbers, only usernames.

WeChat: call and play

Users can use WeChat to make free voice and video calls, text, make group calls and also play games together. Those who want can play games with their friends.

Facebook Messenger

This app does not need an introduction and many of us have it already installed into our phone. Just as WhastApp, Facebook Messenger is also owned by Facebook.

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