If you are a internet geek then you don’t need any introduction of whatsapp and its service.Recently Social Networking Gaint Facebook has bought Whatsapp for whopping amount of 19 Billion dollars.By this you can understand the popularity and craze which Whatsapp has gained from Iphone and smart phone users.But after Facebook acquiring whatsapp many people has doubt about whatsapp existence in future.For the first year whatsapp is available for free of cost for smartphone users.From the second year they have to pay 0.99$ to use the services provided by whatsapp. There are many whatsapp alternatives which we can use for free of cost and of course in return they are providing some offers like mobile recharge etc. So obviously people look at whatsapp equivalents with free of cost. Whatever may be the reason if you guys are looking at best substitute for whatsapp then you have landed at right place.Lets see the top alternatives to whatsapp messenger for android and iphone users.Of course these applications are available for other branded smartphones like windows,blackberry,intex and many more. Lets have a look at the best whatsapp alternatives. Check Out : Learn how to Download and Install Whatsapp on PC
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Wechat is China based text messaging service like whatsapp.In terms of popularity and user base it is near to whatsapp.If the same momentum goes on,in coming years it may even occupy first place going ahead of whatsapp. Registering for Wechat is as same as registering for whatsapp. Wechat supports wide range of languages which is an added advantage. It supports almost every mobile platform (Windows ,Android ,Symbian ,Iphone etc). To be frank wechat is not an alternative but it is equivalent to Whatsapp. Recommended : How to Install Wechat Messenger on PC
Line is another competitor for Whatsapp which was developed in Japan.Here in this article we are looking best whatsapp alternatives.So we can expect the same features ( with some changes) what whatsapp is providing ,in these substitutes .Even Line has huge User base with over 350 Million Users.Line has been trying hard in expanding its services across various countries with innovative publicity ideas.If i say “Line may come first in the line” beating all its competitors then it is not an exaggeration.
Hike is cross platformed text messaging service started in India.of course it is not limited in sending text messages.You can even send graphical stickers, emoticons, images ,what not everything which is possible with whatsapp. At this moment Hike may not be a stiff competitor to whatsapp but in coming days we can expect some miracles.Hike has user base of 35 million users by August 2014 and is growing exponentially in terms of popularity and user base.
Unlike Whatsapp, to register a account with “Kik Messenger” you need a email address (not a phone number).This may be something not usual for whatsapp lovers. One more unique feature which ” Kik Messenger ” has launched is built-in browser. With this feature you can browse for the topics of your interest and share it with your friends on KIK.
Viber initially got name as stiff competitor to Skype.But with time they have entered in to text messaging service. Undoubtedly Viber is best alternative to Whatsapp. Recently Japanese E-commerce Gaint Rakuten has bought Viber for $900 million.
Above mentioned whatsapp alternatives are not limited to iphone and android users. If i have missed any other whatsapp replacements then please do let us know in the comments section.