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4 messaging apps to use instead of WhatsApp

Are you one of those who does not agree with the new usage policies that WhatsApp recently updated? Part of them were that now this messaging application will be able to access your phone number, operations data, information related to the service and data of your interaction with others (includes companies).

For this reason, many users of this application decided to look for other options to continue maintaining contact with their family and friends. If you are from that group that wants to stop using WhatsApp for a while, we give you four alternatives to replace it.

Telegram is an option to replace WhatsAppp. Photo: Pixabay 1. Signal

This messaging application was created in the United States and one of its characteristics for which it stands out is that it takes care of the privacy of its users. In fact, its creators claim to have the best technology to encrypt the messages that are sent.

Another advantage of this application is that it does not store user data, so it cannot be used by third parties. It is also free and has no ads. It is available for both iOS and Android, plus it has a desktop version for Linux, Mac and Windows

2. Telegram

This application is of Russian origin, it has functions similar to those of WhatsApp such as stickers, gifs and end-to-end encryption. Similarly, private chats can only be opened from one device.

Another feature is voice and video calls, plus you can edit and schedule messages. Without leaving behind it also allows you to send voice and video notes. One of the most outstanding features of Telegram is that another person can add you just by giving them your nickname and not your cell phone number as usually happens.

Telegram has no limit on the weight of the files you send and has a special channel of saved messages, which you can use as a backup.

3. Line

This messaging application is even more popular than WhatsApp in some countries, this is because its use is very easy, uses less data and its interface is compatible with other messaging applications.

Some of its characteristics are:

Allow group chats. You can access from a browser. You can send stickers. It allows you to collect discount coupons for some specific stores and brands. You can link games that belong to the same company. 4. Silence

This application is only available for Android users, specifically it allows you to send SMS / MMS messages, so one of the advantages is that you do not have to log in or need an internet connection.

One of the advantages it has is that if your cell phone is stolen, your conversations are safe since they are encrypted. So it can be a good option if you want to stop using WhatsApp for a while.

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