whatsapp: Despite being at the center of controversy for the past two years, whatsapp is still the world’s favorite messaging application, with more than 2.5 billion monthly users attesting to this, making it the most popular, though not the most complete. naturally. But what happens when? whatsapp goes down? Where else do we go but Twitter to complain? Well, not for lack of alternatives on the market, because there are quite a few.
In fact, we’re going to give you five, starting with the one that’s been trying to undo it for years:
It is safer, more reliable, with a more efficient service and the fastest on the market. Obviously Telegram is better than whatsapp as a messaging app, and in fact it is the only rivals that has remained and continues to stand out in the second position. So why is? whatsapp still the most used app?
Simply because users have gotten used to it, but when something like today happens and whatsapp crashes, everyone quickly goes to Google Play and the App Store to download Telegram to continue chatting with their contacts. And if you don’t believe us and you already have Telegram installed, try to see in the main interface how many new contacts from your mobile phone book just created a Telegram account.
One of those who benefited from the mass exodus of whatsapp users, Signal was founded in 2013 and has about 10 million users per month, a number that seems pyrrus in addition to the 2.5 billion users WhatsApp, but that it is an instant messaging application backed by Brian Acton, co-founder of whatsapp, and that it is based on an open code so anyone can check how it works, unlike WhatsApp, which, while based on the same -Open Whisper Systems- protocol, is not open source.
Using Signal is recommended for communication between EU employees and people not working within the European Commission, so the EU makes it clear that it does not support other messaging applications such as Telegram or iOS and Apple’s iMessage.