WeChat is getting banned in the United States, despite counting many users across the globe and especially in China, where about one billion people are using the app. WeChat is an interesting piece of software responsible for instant messaging, and a lot of people are forced to learn how to live without it.
Luckily for WeChat users, there are countless alternatives out there to the app, and we’re glad to present you a few:
Skype features both instant messaging and video calls, and it does a great job in both areas. The video quality is neat, the messages are smooth, and the emoji’s are delightful. The ongoing pandemic helped Skype a lot, as the app got 100 million monthly users only in March.
Skype is available for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Web, Alexa, Xbox, and Linux.
Snapchat is not only good for sharing short videos – it can also send text messages, upload stories, and more. Over 300 million people across the globe are currently using Snapchat, which means that you should definitely give the app a try.
This as an insanely popular app, and there’s no wonder why: the software allows voice messages, video calls, text messages, and more. You can even activate a secret chatroom, where any message between you and the one you’re talking to gets deleted in a few seconds. Another great addition is the Rooms section, where you can gather in video conferences with many other people.
Being another one of Facebook’s apps, WhatsApp is a killer software in the area of instant messaging and video calls. In fact, it’s the world’s most popular instant messaging app. WhatsApp gets regularly updated by its developers, and there’s no wonder why it gathered 2 billion users.
WhatsApp offers exciting features like pinning chats, choosing not to let your friend know that you’ve read his message, bookmarking your messages, and many more.
Feel free to tell us about your own personal alternatives to WeChat!
Chin Cullin has only been working as a journalist for just a few short years. Chin attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from digital design to coding. Apart from being a contributor to the site, Chin also helps keep Henri Le Chat Noir up and running as our webmaster.