Instant messaging platform WeChat is liked by many users for its amazing features and voice as well as video call services. However, the app has been subject to multiple controversies in the past and is currently also undergoing scrutiny in USA, same as TikTok.
There were controversies and some suspicions raised at how the app collects data of users and uses them. If you’re looking for something similar to WeChat that ensures your data is secure, here are seven wonderful alternatives to WeChat for iOS users.
Developer: Telegram FZ-LLC | Size: 176 MB | Price: Free
Though this app is not that famous, it is one of the most secure instant messaging apps — similar to Signal. All of your app data and media are encrypted through the combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.
Developer: Google LLC | Size: 171.1 MB | Price: Free
Google provides this cloud-based instant messaging service. Hangouts will let you talk with more than one person at the same time. Conversations on Hangouts can include up to 150 people. Hangouts dialer add-on enables you to call phone numbers across the globe.
Developer: Facebook Inc | Size: 86.9 MB | Price: Free
Send a link to anyone for group video chat, even if they don’t have Messenger. You can communicate using various ways like a text message, voice message, audio call, or video call through this app. It lets you do a group video call with 50 people. You can also quickly and safely send money using this app; powered by Facebook Pay .
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Developer: Signal Messenger LLC | Size: 141.4 MB | Price: Free
Even when your internet connection is weak, this app ensures that your messages are sent quickly. No worries about privacy because Signal’s advanced privacy-preserving technology is always enabled. You can even choose custom alerts for each contact. You can send everything as you do on Whatsapp and also make audio and video calls.
Developer: Viber Media Sarl | Size: 295.3 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
You can chat with your friends, family, relatives, and colleagues using text, sticker, GIF, image, and video. You can make a group chat with 250 participants. You can even send disappearing messages, just like on Snapchat. You can now call landlines, non-Viber users, or anyone who doesn’t have an internet service or a mobile phone through Viber Out’s low-cost international calling service.
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Developer: Kik Interactive Inc | Size: 180.4 MB | Price: Free
The app gives a fun-loving experience. You need not go through the long process of signup. The app has a feature in which you can chat with on one to one basis to the person present in the group chat. You can even send meme stickers. Plus this app has some games which you can play when bored or whenever you like.
Developer: Line Corporation | Size: 284.9 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
The app is equipped with all the essential tools which will let you communicate through ways like voice, video, and messages. 200 people can make a video call at a time on this app. The app has a fantastic collection of stickers. Line lets you contact your international friends or relatives or colleague at relatively low rates.
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