10 Best Whatsapp Alternatives in 2021 [with Privacy Respect Feature]

Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger is the most popular messaging app on the planet. The company releases new features regularly to ensure that it remains at the top. However, not everyone seems to be happy with WhatsApp. WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy to clarify how it handles your data within Facebook’s family of apps and products. The policy makes it clear that the company collects a ton of telemetry data from your device. Then there’s the fact that everyone uses WhatsApp these days, so we won’t blame you if you feel it’s a little too annoying. So, if you are someone who wants to move on to a more personal or secure messaging app, here are the 10 best WhatsApp alternative apps you can use in 2021.

Best Whatsapp Alternatives in 2021

In this article, we will share a list of the best WhatsApp alternatives for Android. With these apps, you can exchange text messages, make voice & video calls, etc. Let’s check out.

1. Telegram

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Telegram is definitely the best instant messaging app when it comes to WhatsApp alternatives. The reason why we have listed Telegram on the top is that it offers better features than WhatsApp. With Telegram, you can exchange files up to 1.5 GB in size. Also, Telegram allows users to create groups with up to 200,000 members. Telegram is focused more on groups rather than individual chats.

2. Signal

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Signal Private Messenger is an instant messaging app that takes security and privacy very seriously. If we talk about Signal Private Messenger’s features, it allows you to exchange text messages, make voice & video calls, etc. Also, there are other privacy & security features like app lock, block screen capture, etc.

3. Discord

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Over the years, Discord has been known as the best platform for chatting with your fellow gamers. However, Discord is much more capable than that. With Discord’s personal message feature, you can send text messages, emojis, emotes, GIFs, Images, etc. Also, it allows you to make voice/video calls. It also allows users to create groups with up to 10 members.

4. LINE

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LINE is another best WhatsApp alternative on the list which can be used to exchange text messages. You can also make free voice and video calls with your friends via the LINE app along with text messages. Just like WhatsApp, LINE also features end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls. It also has a Line Pay service that is meant for sending/receiving payments.

5. Kiki Chat Messenger

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Although not popular, Kiki Chat Messenger is still one of the best & secure private messaging app that you can use today. Like WhatsApp, you can use Kiki Chat Messenger to exchange text messages, make private phone calls, share media files in private, etc. Additionally, Kiki Chat Messenger also has a self-destructing messaging feature that automatically deletes chats from both ends after the set time.

6. Wickr Me

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Wickr Me is an instant messaging app meant for privacy and security-conscious people. From voice calling to file sharing, everything on Wickr Me is fully encrypted. According to the Google Play Store listing, Wickr Me encrypts your messages with a new key using advanced vetted end-to-end encryption. Thanks to such encryption, even Wickr Me can’t access your messages or your contact list.

7. Threema

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Threema is one of the best and most secure instant messaging apps that you can use on Android. The good thing about Threema is that it encrypts all content that you share on the platform, including the media files, documents, etc. Along with that, the app also offers several encrypted backup options to back up the chats safely.

8. Viber

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Well, Viber is a little bit different than WhatsApp. This is because of this messaging app packs in multi-device support, which WhatsApp lacks. Other than that, Viber is pretty much similar to WhatsApp. It’s one of the most secure messaging and calling app that allows you to make free international calls, send text messages, open a group chat, and more.

9. Voxer

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Voxer is another best instant messaging app on the list that allows you to send end-to-end encrypted messages. That means that the messages you have exchanged on Voxer can’t be read or modified by any third-parties. However, unlike WhatsApp, Voxer doesn’t have a video calling feature.

10. Keybase

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Keybase is a messaging app, but it’s quite different from all others listed in the article. With Keybase, you can write securely to any Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Github users. That simply means that Keybase doesn’t require any email address or phone number. All messages exchanged via the app is secure and is end-to-end encrypted.

So, these are the ten best WhatsApp alternatives in 2021. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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