Currently, the best alternative to WhatsApp if one were to consider the security features and the fact that this is run by a non-profit firm. It has end-to-end encryption based on the Signal protocol, It means no third-party or even Signal can read your messages.
The Signal protocol is open-source, which is another good thing. The signal does not support third-party backups either, which is actually a good thing. All data remains stored locally on the device, and if you do lose access to the device and try to set up Signal on another phone, your previous chat history is lost. The signal app can be used across platforms from Android, iOS, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Linux as well.
Telegram is another popular alternative to WhatsApp and you will likely find a lot of your friends there. A user won’t really find it difficult to switch to this app as it is simple to use and has most of the WhatsApp users. In fact, some of the Telegram features are not present in WhatsApp
Telegram is encrypted, and it is open-source. While normal chats are not end-to-end encrypted, as they are on Signal and WhatsApp, if you start a secret chat on Telegram, it is secured and does not get saved. You can also set a timer to destruct these secret chat messages. To protect the data that is not covered by end-to-end encryption, the company uses a distributed infrastructure. Telegram is a cross-platform app, which is available on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows.
This is yet another privacy messenger app, which supports end-to-end encryption. All types of messages, photos, videos, voice and video calls, and group chats are encrypted. The company says that everyone will have to make sure that they are using the latest version of Viber to get maximum protection.
Similar to WhatsApp, all your chats can be backed up to Google Drive, from where you can restore your chats. Viber says that once you upload your chats to Google, it won’t be responsible for your data protection and privacy will depend on Google’s policy. Viber can be used across platforms from Android, iOS, and Windows as well.
So, here are our picks of the best alternative apps to WhatsApp. What will you use? an alternative to Whatsapp. Tell us in the comments.