Listicle: Available alternatives to WhatsApp

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Instant messaging applications, Telegram and Signal, have both seen an increase in downloads as people continue to move from WhatsApp.

This as WhatsApp recently announced its new privacy policy that will see a change in how its parent company, Facebook, collects data from user accounts.

The new policy changes have been met with strong criticism from tech experts and ordinary WhatsApp users.

Below are some of the features Telegram has: 

  •  Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe.
  • Telegram allows you to access your messages from all your devices at once. You can start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or laptop.
  • It also allows users to send media and files, without any limits on their type and size.
  • The app developers have made it their mission to provide the best security combined with ease of use. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, media, etc. is encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.
  • The app allows you to create group chats for up to 200,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOCX, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.).
  • Telegram has powerful photo and video editing tools and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs.
  • 100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We are not going to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.

Below are some of the advantages of using Signal

  • State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open-source Signal Protocol™).
  • Messages are delivered quickly and reliably, even on slow networks.
  • Signal is a completely independent 501c3 nonprofit.
  •  You can use your existing phone number and address book to securely communicate with your friends.
  •  Signal’s enhanced audio and video quality will make your friends and family feel closer.
  •  Choose custom alerts for each contact, or disable noises completely.
  • Use the built-in image editing features to sketch, crop, and flip your outgoing photos.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has advised people to switch to Signal.