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6 Social Media Messenger Alternatives to WhatsApp and Facebook


Facebook and WhatsApp are the largest social network messenger application that is currently rocking the world today. Now that Facebook owns WhatsApp, it possible that these two social instant messengers could soon be merging together as one. It is a good idea for social networking users to start preparing by trying other alternative instant messenger to WhatsApp and Facebook.

There are many instant messenger apps available that are good for your Smartphone which support the use of handset’s Wi-Fi, 2G/3G and 4G internet connections to send messages like photos, Voice clips and video calling across the world.

Many of these apps across platform can also save you money as if you have unlimited data in your mobile phone because they are not only limited to chatting or talking to friends but also have other features embedded like Facebook and WhatsApp as you use them.

You can use those messenger apps instead of your traditional way of messages that your mobile operator charge. Most social media alternative to Facebook and WhatsApp allow users send messages, photos, voices and videos calling for free and you can do well to encourage your friends to join too.

Let’s look at some of these alternatives instant messenger apps to WhatsApp and Facebook messenger and you can launch at any of them to see how they work.

1. WeChat

Users of Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone should consider WeChat, which is currently one of the growing and popular in China. WeChat is a good social instant messenger alternative to WhatsApp. It has over 900 million users worldwide and it is known as a super app by people. It is surrounded with a lot of features that ease communication.

Just like WhatsApp, it requires users’ phone number to connect with friends rather than using usernames, and then allow sending messages, photos, making voice and videos calls for free.

It’s also support the use of GIF, sharing media, uploading videos, sending and making payment, sharing document files, location and more.

WeChat allow the use of two step verification security to enable users secure their account and information, and also allowing users multiple app.

Currently, WeChat is available on Web, Android phone users, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.


It is a social network that allows unlimited messages chat, free voice and video calls. In addition, it’s also work well on Web, with Android, Window phone, Blackberry and iOS.

Apart from enable users sending messages, free voice and video calling, it had platform that allow making payment for goods and commodity. It is feature with two step verification to enable secure users account.

There is a Facebook-like timeline that allow 10-second video clip tool, make free audio and video conference calls.

It has feature that support GIF and users can add friends through phone number which give more opportunity for users to have multiple app.

Line app is available on Android, iOS and Blackberry.

3. Kik

Kik is another WhatsApp and Facebook alternative instant messenger that allows users send messages, photos, voice and video calling for free both on mobile and via web connection.

Kik began in 2010 and by November 2013, it’s had grown to have popularity of 100 million users. This app is growing speedily as a solid app just like WhatsApp.

It is also available on Android version, iOS, window phone and Blackberry.

Apart from allowing users sending messages, photos, voice and videos calls for free, it is also function with group messages chat option. What makes this service interesting is that it also supports GIF, where users can send GIF video and also offer built-in browser.

To add friends or chat to other users requires using username.

You can visit Google play store for detail on Kik app and download for use.

4. Tango

Tango is the messaging app that offer one to one with video calls. It also lets users sending text messages, pictures, group chat for sending video and making voice call over Wi-Fi or on 3G, 4G connection.

Tango has some kind of social factor to some of the others, though it makes you chat to nearby other users if you decide, but allowing users follow and interact with interesting people around the world, then sharing photos, videos with followers and to see others updates.

Tango also offers kind of brand that feature making calls or video and playing music or game with friends and family in a chat.

It work on Smartphone-Android, tablet, Blackberry and also available for iOS.

5. Viber

Viber is another good social service that to be consider as alternative to WhatsApp. The service is rapidly growing in popularity and people have been using it in sending messages, making free voice, and video calls.

It allows users sending text messages, voice and free videos calls with high quality phone calls. The free messenger also lets users to make international phone calls for free.

Viber offers beyond just free messages, one can share photos, send files, records audio voice messages, videos, while the use of cool stickers and emoji icons is feature to enjoy the better communication.

Viber service also feature live video chat and voice call. The service makes users to easily create or join group chat members with up to 250 people to chat. Users can create account with phone number and not with username.

Viber is available on Android and Blackberry, Tablet and iOS.

6. Imo

Imo is a social service that is best known for sending SMS messages, chat and videos calls for free. Its enable users to send unlimited messages and make free voice and video call over the Wi-Fi or 2G, 3G or 4G internet connection of your mobile provider.

Imo app also allows sharing of photo and videos, and there’s group chat, voice calls option for users to make free video call with family and friends.

It is full of fun where users can as well have access to express themselves with use hundred free of stickers while communicating with friends.  

It’s has a high quality video and voice call on Android and i-Phone.

Imo is available on Android device, I-Phone, Tablet, Window phone and also work on Web PC.

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