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Top 5 WhatsApp Alternative Apps for iPhone and Android 2017

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We must admit that WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications today. However, since it has been bought by Facebook, all the data in WhatsApp will be shared with Facebook, which makes many users worry about their personal information. Luckily, here we list the top-rated similar apps like WhatsApp; check them out and choose your favorite one.


Speaking of messaging apps like WhatsApp, we do have to mention LINE. It has attracted more than 300 million users around the world and is available in 230 + countries. Developed by Naver Corporation, LINE allows you to send messages as well as making voice and video calls for free when your device is connected to Wi-Fi. It requires your phone number as the basic register information if you use it on the phone. For PC and MacOS users, they can use an email account to register.

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Just like LINE, Viber is another WhatsApp application alternative registers with phone number. It has many prominent features like instant text and video messages, long-distance calls, voice and video calls, group chat with up to 250 people, delete text message even after it was sent and hidden chats’ feature. The newest version of Viber bring more useful functions like reply to messages in groups by long-tapping them and get sticker suggestions when you type emoticons.

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Released in October 2010 in Canada, Kik Messenger is a free instant messaging app that and can be a WhatApp alternative for iOS, Android, blackberry and Windows phone. It uses network to send messages, photos, videos and other contents. One amazing feature of this application is when you send a message to a contact, you can see if the message has been read or not on your phone. However, some people may feel annoying when they found out that all the messages disappear after they log out the app.

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Skype is a well-known video chat application, but some people seem to ignore its powerful messaging function. You can use an email and user name to register. Skype provides you an easy way to send text message, photos, videos and voice messages. Group chat and photo capture are also supported in Skype.

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5.Facebook Messenger

Messenger is a free and secure communicating app and really can be the best alternative to WhatsApp for iPhone, iPad and android without phone number. You can send messages, share photos, launch a video chat and transfer documents in Messenger. It also allows you to catch up in real time with high quality group video chat. Moreover, play games and capture photos and videos with art effects are also funny features in Facebook Messenger.

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Note: Recorded some videos in WhatsApp and find a way to edit them more stunning? Try CutoMe, easy video editing tool to cut any format videos into clips and output them without quality loss.

There are also many other WhatsApp alternatives on the market, but the above mentioned messaging apps similar to WhatsApp are the top-rated and most popular ones. Choose one of them and explore an amazing message sending journey.

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