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Best Alternative for Whatsapp | Best For Privacy

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Did you receive a pop up notification from whatsapp about their policy changes? What happened to your whatsapp account after feb 08.In this post i am going explain detaily about there new policy, how to secure your personal data and best alternative for Whatsapp.

Read: How to See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram

Whats App New Privacy Policy-2021 Feb

Whatsapp is going to change their privacy policy on feb 08.According to their terms of service whatsapp will access your whats app data and they will share whatsapp integrated companies for business uses.

Detailed Update Terms of Service are now displayed in the popup notification when you log in to WhatsApp.If you agree to their terms and conditions you can press ‘Allow’ or press ‘Not Now’.

But after feb 8 2021,you can not use WhatsApp without pressing ‘Allow’, which means you should be prepared to share your personal WhatsApp data with WhatsApp and other companies.If you are not ready to share data, you need to uninstall WhatsApp and use the alternative apps after feb 8.

What data does Whatsapp take from you

  • Your IP address
  • Your Account information and Profile Picture
  • Text,Video and audio messages
  • Your group information
  • Your Status Information
  • Transaction and Payment Data (On Whatsapp)
  • Your Email address
  • Your Mobile Number
  • Your Internet service provider
  • Device Information (Battery/Signal information,Browser information,Hardware information)
  • Your Location
  • Language and time zone

What Should I Do Now?

You currently have only two options.First one is accepting their terms and conditions and continuing with whatsapp.

Second option is delete your whats app account and move to alternative to whatsapp.

What are the Alternatives to Whatsapp

There are a lot of alternative apps available with high privacy protected. I chose the best 3 alternatives similar to whatsapp. In here I have mentioned apps owns companies and key features of those apps.

Telegram

Founders- Pavel Durov and his brother Nikolai 

Telegram is the Best Alternative for Whatsapp with more than 500 million downloads.Its is cloud based app works on multiple platforms.

In telegram users can see the double tick message delivery system similar to whatsapp.End to End encryption available for text,image and voice messages.You can manually enable or disable end-to-end encryption.

Key Features

  • Disappearing messages
  • End-to-End Encryption
  • Supports multi media file sharing
  • No advertising
  • 200K members allows in a group

What data will be collected?

  • Contact info
  • Contacts
  • User ID

Signal

Founders-Moxie Marlinspike and Brian Acton

Signal is a free messaging app with strong encryption.It works on all mobile platforms and it allows voice and video calls.You can use Signal on your desktop computer as well as on mobile 

Signal uses open source encryption, which allows specialists to detect bugs, making the application more secure.

Elon Musks also tweet about Signal app.

Key Features

  • Disappearing Messages
  • Can move groups chats from other apps
  • Open Source encryption
  • Pin or Unpin chats

What data will be collected?

None

Threema

Developed by the Swiss company Threema GmbH.

Trima guarantees your privacy because your chat and group information is  on your phone not in their servers.You connect with people by sharing a unique pin number without giving your mobile number.

You can verify your contacts with unique QR codes as well.Therima provides end-to-end encryption for all types of messages, including text videos and voice.You can use threema on your pc like whatsapp.However Threema is not free,it’s a paid app.

Key Features

  • Data stores in you mobile memory
  • Encrypt all format of messages
  • Password protection
  • Can create polls
  • Self destruction messages

What data will be collected?

None

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