Looking to move away from WhatsApp? Here's some alternatives

WhatsApp's new policy terms have displeased many

WhatsApp announced changes to their policy earlier this month. Some of the changes include sharing user's numbers with their parent company, Facebook. Many WhatsAppers have expressed their disappointment and frustration at this move. 

If you want to move away from the service, here's some alternative messaging apps to check out. 

Viber:

Viber has been around for some time now. The company is based in Tel Aviv and was founded back in 2010. It was initially only available for iPhone and placed itself and a direct competitor to Skype. 

The service now has more than 100 million monthly active users and is very similar to what WhatsApp fans would be used to. Some of the key features include:

  •  End-to-end encryption for all messages, voice and video calls
  •  Messaging
  •  Make free phone and video calls with HD sound quality
  • Share photos, videos, voice messages, locations, contact info, rich links, stickers and emoticons
  • Create group messages with up to 200 participants; ‘like’ each other’s messages; manage your group chats as an Admin, editing info and deleting participants

The app is free to download now on both iOS and Android. 

Line In:

Line In is the top app communications chart in the Android Play Store. This interface is incredibly clean and simple to use. Key features include:

  • Free voice and video calls: Use your PC or smartphone to keep in touch with friends and family both at home and abroad, or hold a business meeting on the go!
  • Instant messaging anywhere: Conversation is just a tap away. Spice it up with LINE’s exciting collection of stickers or send pictures, videos, and even GPS coordinates to let your friends know what you’re up to.
  • A full-featured social networking service: Post your day-to-day activities to your Timeline or comment on your friends’ posts.
  • Group chats: Share important information with your co-workers or talk about mutual interests with your closest friends.

Facebook Messenger:

You may not be their biggest fan, but Facebook Messenger is an excellent communication tool. It's very easy to use and its functionality will increase as time goes by.

The worry many people have is about Facebook accessing their telephone number via WhatsApp, but it's worth noting that Facebook already has access to a considerable amount of information through both the Facebook app and Facebook Messenger.