Here is a look at some of the WhatsApp alternative apps that are out there.
Signal does not support third-party backups either and all data remains stored locally on the device. If you do lose access to the device and try to set up Signal on another phone, your previous chat history is lost. State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open-source Signal Protocol) keeps your conversations secure. Privacy isn’t an optional mode — it’s just the way that Signal works. Every message, every call, every time.
No ads. No trackers. No kidding.
There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, and no creepy tracking in Signal. So focus on sharing the moments that matter with the people who matter to you.
Free for Everyone
Signal is an independent nonprofit. They’re not tied to any major tech companies, and they can never be acquired by one either. Development is supported by grants and donations from people like you.
Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is a cloud-based messenger with seamless sync. As a result, you can access your messages from several devices at once, including tablets and computers, and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and files (doc, zip, mp3, etc.) of up to 2 GB each. And if you don’t want to store all that data on your device, you can always keep it in the cloud.
Telegram is faster and way more secure. On top of that, private messaging on Telegram is free and will stay free — no ads, no subscription fees, forever.
Data Collection Details
Currently, Signal is the best alternative to WhatsApp if one were to consider the security features.