Communication

9 Best WhatsApp Alternatives

WhatsApp, is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and VOIP service from Facebook. It lets users send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share their locations and multimedia.

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In this article, we'll cover 9 alternatives to WhatsApp, including applications like WeChat.

1. WeChat

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Wechat is a favorite chatting app in China. Similar to how you register to Whatsapp, you need to use your phone number and verification code. Connect to your email or Facebook to find people who also use WeChat.

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2. Discord

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.

Discord is a chat app, similar to programs such as Skype or TeamSpeak, or professional communications platforms like Slack. It's geared specifically toward video game players, providing them with ways to find each other, coordinate play, and talk while playing.

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3. Facebook Messenger

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.

Facebook Messenger is a mobile app that enables chat, voice and video communications between the social media site's web-based messaging and smartphones.

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4. Kik

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: iOS and Android.

Kik Messenger is a free instant messaging and social networking app that uses your smartphone's data plan or Wi-Fi connection to send messages to other Kik users, bypassing SMS (short message service). It's available on iOS, Android, and Amazon for Kindle Fire.

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5. Slack

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.

Slack is essentially a chat room for your whole company, designed to replace email as your primary method of communication and sharing. Its workspaces allow you to organize communications by channels for group discussions and allows for private messages to share information, files, and more all in one place.

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6. Skype

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.

Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you – on your mobile, computer or tablet.

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7. Snapchat

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: iOS and Android.

Snapchat is a messaging app that allows it's users to exchange pictures and videos (aka. snaps) The messages disappear after they're viewed, and allow the use of filters and other effects.

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8. Telegram

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.

Telegram is an encrypted instant messaging and voice over IP service that runs in the cloud. It's available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux. Users can share messages, photos, videos, audio and other files.

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9. Viber

  • Price: Free
  • Avaliable on: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux.

Viber is a cross-platform VOIP, instant messaging software application from Rakuten. Unlike WhatsApp, Viber allows you to make calls to any landline or mobile number for a fee. Viber is free to use, and available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.

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