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5 of the best Alternative Messaging Apps To Use

21st Jan 19

Megan Ellis
By Megan Ellis34 Followers

Most of us use Whatsapp daily, with SMSes quickly becoming a thing of the past. However the fact that Facebook owns the messaging app has some people feeling nervous about whether their privacy is really protected by the app.

Then there are concerns that the app may introduce advertisements or paid subscriptions. If that day ever comes, what alternative messaging apps are there to choose from?

It turns out that there are quite a few alternatives to choose from, many of which prioritise privacy. Here they are:

1. Telegram

Telegram is a popular alternative to Whatsapp, especially when it comes to privacy concerns. It is available both on desktop computers and mobile devices.

In terms of privacy, the service says that its messages are heavily encrypted and messages can even be set to self-destruct. The app's developers are also committed to keeping the service free, promising to never introduce ads or subscriptions for its users.

Telegram is available on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.

2. Google Allo

Google Allo has existed for quite some time, but it does...

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