WhatsApp is described as 'With WhatsApp, you'll get fast, simple, secure messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world' and is one of the leading apps in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to WhatsApp for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like WhatsApp are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source) and Tox (Free, Open Source).
- Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) is a full replacement for the default text messaging application: all messages are encrypted locally and messages to other Silence users are encrypted over the air. View 36 alternatives to Silence
Silence seems to be discontinued, the only commits for a long time have been translations and not code updates.
- Free • Open Source
- Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! View 152 alternatives to Trillian
- Freemium • Proprietary
Trillian vs WhatsAppjust a messaging service consolidator
- ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail. View 101 alternatives to ICQ
- Free • Proprietary
- Windows Mobile
- Java Mobile
- Symbian S60
- Android Tablet
- Windows Phone
- Kindle Fire
ICQ vs WhatsAppDoes Not abandon older phones!! Therefore I love it!