Despite having been at the center of controversy in the last two years, WhatsApp is still the world’s favorite messaging application, and its more than 2.5 billion users per month testify to this, making it the most popular – although not the most. complete of course. But what happens when WhatsApp goes down? Where do we go other than Twitter to complain? Well, for lack of alternatives in the market it is not, because there are quite a few.
In fact, we are going to give you four, starting with the one that has been trying to unseat it for years:
It is safer, more reliable, with a more efficient service and the fastest on the market. Clearly Telegram is better than WhatsApp as a messaging app, and in fact it is the only one of the rivals that has remained and continues to stand out in second position. So why is WhatsApp still the most used app?
Simply because users have gotten used to it, but when something like today happens and WhatsApp crashes, then everyone goes raudo a Google Play y la App Store to get off Telegram to continue talking to your contacts. And if you don’t believe us and you already have Telegram installed, try to see in the main interface how many new contacts from your mobile phone book have just made a Telegram account.
One of those that benefited at the beginning of this year from the massive exodus of WhatsApp users, Signal was founded in 2013 and has about 10 million users per month, an amount that may seem pyrrhic next to the 2,500 million of WhatsApp, but that it is an instant messaging application supported by Brian Acton -co-founder of WhatsApp-, and that it is broasted in an open source, so anyone can see how it works, unlike WhatsApp, which although it is based on the same protocol -Open Whisper Systems-, is not open source.
The use of Signal is being recommended for communication between EU staff and people who do not work within the European Commission, so the EU makes it clear that it does not support other messaging applications such as Telegram or the iMessage of iOS and Apple
Another alternative to when WhatsApp goes down is LINE, a cross-platform messaging app that comes with functions similar to the messaging app such as an encryption system between users, support for voice and video calls, but also with its own functions such as the option to make international calls to users who do not have LINE, a sticker store, the possibility of saving your favorite photos and messages and even a timline in which to see which user has changed their status and photo and when they did.
Perhaps the most secure messaging app, Threema encrypts all end-to-end communications, including the messages, group chats, multimedia files And till status messages. Threema uses the open source NaCl cryptography library for encryption.
To prevent backdoor access or copying, encryption keys are generated and stored securely on user devices. keeps your data out of the reach of hackers, businesses and the government, and can be used completely anonymously. In addition, it offers a wide range of functionalities such as Threema Web, that allows us to use Threema also from the computer.
Ideal for those who hate having to give their phone number as WhatsApp requires, with Wire no need to share your phone number with other people. Just give them your Username to connect.
Register with a phone number on your mobile or with your email on your desktop PC, then log in with the same account on your mobile, and that’s it. You can also share links from YouTube, Spotify, Vimeo o SoundCloud in chat and others can play them without leaving Wire. And if you posted something in the wrong chat by accident, no problem, as you can remove it from all the devices that received it.