Whatsapp is one of the most popular and widely used communication apps. If you ask 10 random people on the street if they are using Whatsapp or not, 9 out of 10 will probably say yes.
Or maybe all 10 of them at times.
Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for a price of around US$19.3 billion. It has grown by multiple folds in the last few years.
Here are some numbers by Statista.
Number of daily active WhatsApp Status users from 1st quarter 2017 to 2nd quarter 2018 (in millions)
Another advantage of using Whatsapp is that it is completely encrypted. That means the messages shared on Whatsapp can only be read by the person you send to. It is secure and even the team at Whatsapp can't trace it.
Anyways, if you are looking for a similar app like Whatsapp, here are a few options.
Google Hangouts is a product of Google as the name suggests. It is another very widely used messaging app.
It works with any mobile device, you can install and get started as there s no complicated settings to start the service.
And as it is a Google product you can be sure to security as well as modern features and options.
Whenever you look for Whatsapp alternatives, you will surely come across WeChat. It is another very popular messaging app that you can use for your communication with friends.
Like Whatsapp, WeChat offers video chatting option making it a popular option in the app store.
Another Facebook product Facebook Messenger is a great solution for communicating with friends.
You can use this tool to message your friends or make a video call free of cost.
If you ask my opinion, I would go for Facebook Messanger as my chosen alternative followed by Google Hangouts