Top 5 Messaging Apps 2021| WhatsApp Alternatives

Thanks to technological advancements we can carry out even the most mundane tasks with our smartphones. Everything is just a few taps away including communicating with other people. Consequently, there are numerous messenger applications available.

In the following article, we have highlighted the messenger apps to help you communicate with your loved ones in a secure and seamless manner.


Top 5 WhatsApp Alternative messaging Apps 2021
Top 5  Messaging Apps 2021| WhatsApp Alternatives

WhatsApp is one of the most used messenger apps worldwide. It is an absolutely free application available for all smartphones. This application makes SMS redundant by giving you a better option.  You can send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and voice messages without signing up or subscriptions.

The most appealing feature is that WhatsApp does not use your cellular plan’s voice minutes but operates on your phone’s internet connection. This enables you to have unlimited calls with ease even with loved ones that live far away. There is even an option to make group chats so you can easily stay in touch with family and friends.  

Always stay connected through your computer. The application works similar to SMS and integrates flawlessly with your address book. Another major perk is you don’t have to login again and again; you are always logged in so you don’t miss messages. You can share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once.

However, after the privacy policy update on 4 January 2021, users are reluctant to use the application due to a “privacy breach”. As of now, it is unclear how the application will be affected.

Signal Private Messenger
Top 5 WhatsApp Alternative messaging Apps 2021
Top 5  Messaging Apps 2021| WhatsApp Alternatives

Signal is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to WhatsApp. It is a non-profit application hence it is completely free. You can send and receive high-quality messages, participate in HD voice/video calls, and explore a growing set of new features that help you stay connected.

The app boasts about its privacy-preserving technology. It has State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open-source Signal Protocol™) to keep your conversations secure since privacy isn’t optional.

Your messages are delivered at a fast pace even on poor-performing networks. Your existing phone numbers and address book is used for contacts. Additional features include a dark theme, custom alerts for each contact or you can simply disable noise completely and there is an in-built feature to edit or sketch images.

Top 5 WhatsApp Alternative messaging Apps 2021
Top 5  Messaging Apps 2021| WhatsApp Alternatives

Telegram is a simple, fast, and secure application. It syncs across all your device enabling you to access you’re messaged from all your devices at once. This ensures you never lose your data and can simply connect anything and anywhere.

You can send and receive media unlimited files. Another plus point is that your chat history will not take space on your phone but it will be securely stored in the Telegram Cloud for your use. Furthermore, your chats, groups, media, etc. are encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.

Additionally, features include group chats for up to 200,000 members. You can share large files of any type and even set up bots for specific tasks. It is the ideal tool for online teamwork. The application does not require strong mobile connections since it works seamlessly even with a weak connection.

The application has in-built photo and video editing tools and a sticker/GIF platform. The biggest plus point is that it is extremely easy to use and completely free. Moreover, the app guarantees that it will never give third parties access to your data.

Telegram also offers Secret Chats. In Secret Chats, the messages will self-destruct automatically from both participating devices. This feature permits a person to send all types of disappearing content. The end-to-end encryption ensures that the messages are only read by the intended party.

BiP – Messaging, Voice and Video Calling
Top 5 WhatsApp Alternative messaging Apps 2021
Top 5  Messaging Apps 2021| WhatsApp Alternatives

BiP is a secure and easy-to-use messenger application. It allows the user to have seamless conversations. The app also has multiple utility features such as instant translations to 106 languages and exchange rates. The application is available on mobile and web.

You can call up to 10 people at once and share images, videos, and locations. The instant translation allows you to write a message in your native language and the app will automatically translate in on the recipient’s phone.

There is even a customization option you can add or remove features by changing icons. Choose among Night, Night Blue, Magenta, Orange, and Dark themes to suit your mood and optimize battery usage.

Bonus features include an option to set a timer on your group chats so they will self-destruct when the time is up. Moreover, keep track of your loved ones by sharing your location. A wide range of additional services is available from entertaining content to weather forecasts based on your location.

TrinkU – Fun Chatting & Live Video Calling

TrinkU is an app for everyone. It does not have complicated processes but is extremely easy to use. You can have an unlimited chatting experience in the unlimited version. The app allows you to have real-time calls and messages with friends.

The app guarantees that your data will not be shared with any third parties. There are strict rules and regulations, if there are any issues users can simply contact customer support or block the user.

Wrap Up

So, any of these applications will be ideal for communicating with your loved ones. Amid the WhatsApp privacy policy controversy, users are looking for alternatives while WhatsApp is still one of the ideal options to communicate, it would be beneficial to try out other more “secure” applications.


Zainab is a content creator & a passionate blogger. She is a professional tech blogger & an avid reader by soul. She loves to explore topics related to news / technology, particularly SMS backup & restore. In her free time, she enjoys penning down her thoughts with a cup of coffee.


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