Beyond WhatsApp: 8 chat apps to consider

  • Sneha Mahale, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 26, 2016 13:32 IST
From the earlier versions to now, WhatsAap has had its run for nearly 3 years. But it’s no longer the only player (Hindustan Times)

WhatsApp threatening to take over your life? Time to consider alternatives. From Google’s upcoming Allo (it’s got AI) to non-hackable Telegram, we weigh the options

Do you feel WhatsApp is taking over your life? Do you get unwanted messages on the platform? Or just feel it’s become too mainstream, and you want to get away? It’s time to take stock, and look at the alternatives.

But what do you get? Viber? WeChat? Telegram? Good old BBM? Or do you wait for Google’s Instant Messaging app, Allo, which is set for an India debut?

We look at 8 apps to consider right now, in our flowchart below.

All the chat apps you need to know about right now (Graphic: Ashwin Patil/HT)

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