Top 5 Reliable Alternatives of WhatsApp for Android

The craze for instant messaging applications for OS like Android, Bada, Nokia, iOS, and Blackberry has almost killed the telecom industry. Whatsapp Messenger, an application which allows sending unlimited free text-messages between users with the help of internet, has created a massive impact in the world of instant messaging. Today, Whatsapp is on the top spot among the long list of apps that provide instant messaging services for Android.

 

There are several reasons that Whatsapp has gained such immense popularity in the world of instant messaging. One, it is a totally reliable app which never fails to deliver the best output. And two, accessibility on several OS platforms. However, over the past few months there have been several complaints about this infallible app.  The basic looks and feel of this app somewhere lack the free SMS service.

 

Considering that Whatsapp is not the only instant messaging app we have today and keeping in mind the different tastes of apps people have, I will discuss the top 5 alternatives of Whatsapp for Android. You may probably want to take a call on trying something new and different.

 

Alternative #1 – ‘Viber’ from Viber Media

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Viber has gained immense popularity following Whatsapp, as being a great instant messaging app for Android. It definitely needs to have outstanding features to stand in comparison with Whatsapp. Well, Viber has a lot to offer than merely fulfilling the basic requirements of instant messaging. Apart from allowing you to send free text messages to other Viber users over 3G or Wi-Fi connections, it also allows you to share content and commence free calls nationally and internationally. Viber is one of the perfect replacements of WhatsApp. All you need to do is register your contact number running on your Android with Viber to get started.

 

Alternative #2 – ‘Kik Messenger’ from Kik Interactive

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Kik Messenger is one of the popular apps in Google’s Play Store. This app allows you to chat with your buddies on Android for free. That’s not all! With Kik Messenger, you can also send them pictures from your gallery or downloads.  This app is smart enough to find your friends on Android automatically through contact synchronization. Kik Messenger helps you stay connected to your buddies and family no matter the distances between you.

Alternative #3 – ‘eBuddy XMS’ from eBuddy

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eBuddy XMS is surely a cool replacement of Whatsapp Messenger for Android. It’s highly comparable features with Whatsapp is what puts it as an alternative of Whatsapp. It has almost all the features f Whatsapp like sending free messages, sharing pictures and other content through 3G or Wi-Fi networks. However, you can chat only with your friends who are registered on eBuddy XMS. An additionally interesting feature of eBuddy XMS is that you can share your current location with your eBuddy friends.

Alternative #4 – ‘Line’ from Naver

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To compete with Whatsapp, every instant messaging service will need to have a service similar to that of Whatsapp. Well, Line is one such brilliant app with an impressive feature that outranks Whatsapp Messenger. Besides supporting free text messages and content sharing through the use of 3G and Wi-Fi networks, it also supports free Internet calling service to other users registered on Line through their Android device. Moreover, it also has a great looking interface with some really funny stickers (emoticons) to make your chat much more interesting. And guess what! You can also use Line on your PC and MAC. So, if you are a socialite and worry spending your hard earned money on staying connected to distant friends and family, this can surely save your pockets.

 

Alternative #5 – ‘ChatON’ from Samsung

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Yet another alternative to Whatsapp is ChatOn App from Samsung. This app has made its way to the list of competitors for two main reasons – one, its manufacturer; and two, its features. ChatOn App gives you the liberty to stay connected to your family, friends and acquaintances through free text messages, sharing pictures, videos and other content. In fact you can either carry on a personal chat or even chat on conference through group chats. One additional feature of ChatOn which is quite impressive is that there is no need of downloading the picture messages, videos and other multimedia content you receive from your contacts. You can view them through a simple feature called Trunk.

 

This is not the end of instant messengers list. There are many more which stand a chance to compete with Whatsapp. Go ahead and give these superb apps a try, they will surely not cost you a dime.

 

Samuel is an expert mobile application developer who is currently working with VitebMobileApps; an Offshore Mobile Application Development Company that offers its services globally. VitebMobileApps is a leading mobile application and Android Tablet Application Development Company that offers its services globally.

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28 comments

  1. i liked whatsapp but now i am using Hike, it allows to send messages to people who are not having HIke on their phone so i guess its better then whatsapp. and from the above list, i have used viber but did not like it

  2. I am total crazy for watsapp and Viber..The thing about viber is it provides the facility for free calling..There is another app called Hike, which offers almost similar features as Watsapp…I will check out the others you have mentioned here..

  3. Great list out there. But Praveen, the best part about Whataspp is that it is quite elegant and simple to use. I have been testing all these instant messaging apps and none stands close to Whatsapp when it comes to user friendliness.
    Anyways, i think that people will be shifting to other messaging apps because Whatsapp is not free after 1 year.
    So this list of yours will come real handy to people who are searching for alternatives to Whatsapp. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Whatsapp is a good android messenger but I like LINE more than whatsapp. After using one year you will pay a cost for whatsapp. That’s why I want to avoid it.

  5. nice article there..!
    i think whatsapp for android is itself a good option for most of the online chat persons, because if you want to reach to your most of the friends than you should have an option which is used by all, and i think whatsapp is that option.
    by the way nice list of alternatives..! thanks 🙂

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  7. Respected Praveen Rajarao, These alternatives are very good. i have used these very well. in this my favorite is LINE, eBUDDY, VIBER. But Kik Messenger sometimes not working well in my device. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great Alternatives For Whatsapp.

    But Whatsapp has great features & it is very secure due to its time to time update & Hike is also a great Alternative for Whatsapp.

    BTW Thanks for Sharing these Alternatives

    1. I liked whatsapp but now I am using Hike, it allows to send messages to people who are not having HIke on their phone so I guess it’s better than whatsapp. I am total crazy for watsapp and Viber..The thing about viber is it provides the facility for free calling. I have been testing all these instant messaging apps and none stands close to Whatsapp when it comes to user friendliness.
      Anyways, i think that people will be shifting to other messaging apps because Whatsapp is not free after 1 year. Viber is a good alternative of whatsapp.
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  9. I liked whatsapp but now I am using Hike, it allows to send messages to people who are not having HIke on their phone so I guess it’s better than whatsapp. I am total crazy for watsapp and Viber..The thing about viber is it provides the facility for free calling. I have been testing all these instant messaging apps and none stands close to Whatsapp when it comes to user friendliness.
    Anyways, i think that people will be shifting to other messaging apps because Whatsapp is not free after 1 year. Viber is a good alternative of whatsapp.
    Deanna Friel recently posted…Hello world!My Profile

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