Ever since the reports about Facebook selling the personal data of more than 50 million started breaking the Internet, many users seem to be overly concerned about their data security. If this sensational news has taken away your sleep as well, and you are planning to switch your loyalty, we have you fully covered with the best Facebook alternatives for iPhone and iPad.
Twitter (ranked number one in the news) has always been a top-notch social networking app. What I really admire about this app is its continued effort to keep nuisance away. It has all sorts of features you would like to have to stay tuned with your friends, loved ones, and followers.
You can live stream videos and also send quick messages to your friends. With tons of fun-loving emojis and GIFs at your disposal, you will never run out of options to express your feelings.
To have an additional safeguard to your account, there is also an option to enable two-step verification. Oh yes, you can take the utmost advantage of the Night Mode to browse through tweets comfortably at nights!
Despite the recent uproar about the design flaw, Snapchat (ranked at number four in photo and video) continues to rule the hearts of millions of users (including me). The app is loaded with a great many exciting features to let you express all the colors of your emotions.
You can instantly snap cool selfies and adorn them using a wide range of hilarious stuff. It also lets you shoot videos and customize them to your best liking. You will also be able to explore trending videos and sensational stories. That’s not all, its geo filters are insanely popular, and a must have to let your stories weave magic.
If you look at many of the new features that have arrived on Instagram, you will find them a carbon copy of Snapchat’s imprints.
3. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is one of the most underrated social networking apps. The app lets you do both video and voice calls. You can also send sidesplitting photos and quick clips to your friends. There are also huge collections of animated GIFs, stickers, emojis to spice your messaging.
Google Hangouts supports group chats for up to 150 people. It allows group video call with up to 10 friends. You can also connect with your Google Voice account for a phone number, SMS, and voicemail integration.
What’s more, the app has the support of several languages including English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, etc.
With over 900 million users, WeChat is one of the most underrated social networking apps. The app is packed in with almost all the features you’d want to stay hooked with your friends.
It offers several ways to let you communicate with fun. You can send exciting videos, hilarious images, text, and voice messages to keep your conversation rocking.
Not to mention the option to create a group chat with up to 500 people. And yes, there is also a huge sticker gallery to add plenty of sidesplitting humor to your chat.
5. Signal – Private Messenger
The Signal is yet another very impressive app that’s designed to liven up your messaging time. The biggest highlight of this app is the ability to offer essential privacy to your messages. You can create encrypted groups to have private conversations with all of your friends at once. You don’t require any separate logins; add usernames, passwords, or PINs to handle.
The app uses open source and peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to offer extra safeguards to your messages. Beyond security, Signal is compatible with several languages like English, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, etc.
6. Telegram Messenger
Though I haven’t spent a lot of time with “Telegram Messenger,” I’m really impressed by its neat user-interface and a host of cool features that let you communicate freely.
It lets you create group chats for up to 30,000 members. You can easily share large videos, documents of any type (.DOC, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.). You will also be able to set up bots for specific tasks.
Your chat history is securely stored in the Telegram cloud. With the 256-bit symmetric AES and 2048-bit RSA encryption, all of your data has the essential shield.
7. Viber Messenger
After WhatsApp, Viber is the most loved messaging app in the world with more than 900 million active users. You can do voice calls, video calls, send messages and also make the most of the gigantic collections of hilarious GIFs and emojis to enliven your conversations.
If you ever mistakenly send a message to someone, you will be able to delete it as well. It lets you create groups of up to 250 participants. The app protects all of your messages and calls with end-to-end encryption. Better still, you can manually authenticate contacts to ensure you are talking with the right person.
Ranked as number two in lifestyle and having got four stars out of 273.5K ratings, Tinder is what you should go for to get hooked with a nice person. As incredible as it sounds, this dating app is said to spark the love life of more than 26 million people each day.
You can navigate through the profiles of gorgeous/handsome people and contact them to be your soul mate. With the built-in chat, you will be able to share thoughts and plan a sweet dinner date.
Additionally, you can upgrade to Tinder Plus subscription ($9.99 /month) and Tinder Gold ($14.99/month) for more likes and attention!
Woo is one of the most appreciable dating apps for iOS and a fine option for those who are craving to mingle with an adorable person. To prevent any foul play, the app lists out only verified profiles.
You can browse through the profiles of good-looking people and be friends with them. You will be able to like and ignore people anonymously. And if you succeed in finding like-minded people, you can express your feelings using the built-in chat.
Simply put, Skype is the best video-calling app across all platforms. The app allows group video calls with up to 25 people. With superb HD video quality, it offers a pleasing video calling experience.
You can create a special group chat and add up to 300 people to stay connected with your friends. You will be able to share fascinating shots, stunning videos and also comic emoticons as well as emojis. Moreover, it lets you call mobiles and landlines at a very low rate.
I know “LinkedIn” is more geared for professionals and job seekers. However, it’s always a great tool for meeting new people and being friends with them.
Moreover, you can communicate with the pros and exchange views and ideas over several things that can help you grow as a more successful professional.
You can search jobs and apply for them with ease. Create an impressive profile and make a strong network of like-minded people.
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That’s all, folks!
What’s your favorite?
I guess you have successfully found a better alternative to Facebook—for your particular needs. Let us know the name of the app you have chosen to fill the void.
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