Residents of many countries around the world rely on the WhatsApp application as a main hub for making phone calls, due to the availability of Internet packages, and the high cost of phone communication packages.
And Sky News Arabia monitors for you the most prominent “alternative” applications for WhatsApp, which will be useful with the failure of the famous application, which happened on Monday.
Millions use the Viber application to communicate, which is one of the most popular applications in the Arab world after WhatsApp.
The application provides a comprehensive space for user privacy, and prevents data collection as in the case of Facebook applications, which makes the user feel safe.
Telegram is considered one of the most “secure” applications for information and conversations, which has raised the number of its users to 500 million.
The application provides the feature of exchanging messages, voice chats, chat rooms and sharing large files, which makes it a suitable alternative to WhatsApp.
Signal is the number one application in terms of protecting user privacy, it is an application that focuses on this feature and prefers it over anything.
Telegram, Viber and Skype apps use the Signal privacy protocol within their internal software.
While WhatsApp is experiencing a real malfunction, the “Snapchat” application may be the perfect alternative for chatting and exchanging photos, especially among teenagers and young adults who know how to deal with the application.
Snapchat will not be suitable for important communications, but it will be useful for keeping communication alive through messages and photos.
The “classic” solution in the event of WhatsApp failure remains text messages on the phone “SMS”, as a way to deliver important messages between people.
Text messaging, such as iMessage on the iPhone, is still a common method in Western countries, especially the United States.