WhatsApp down? Here are the best alternatives

If WhatsApp doesn't work, you can use other messaging apps to talk to your friends: here are the best ones

You're trying and trying again to send a message with WhatsApp, but the app doesn't work. Don't worry, it's not a problem with your smartphone, but with the app. WhatsApp is down in most parts of the World and does not allow users to send and receive messages. But you don't have to despair, this is not a problem that can't be solved. There are plenty of free alternatives to WhatsApp that allow you to send messages to your friends.

The most famous alternative to WhatsApp is definitely Telegram. In recent years, the application created by the Durov brothers has grown dramatically, in some cases ousting WhatsApp from the throne of the most used messaging application. One of the secrets of Telegram's success are the features present within the app, more numerous than WhatsApp. In some cases, Mark Zuckerberg's app has been forced to "copy" some of Telegram's features to keep up with the times. In addition to Telegram, there are other very good alternatives to WhatsApp: let's discover them together.


Telegram is probably the best alternative to WhatsApp. With millions of users using it on a daily basis, Telegram has managed to gain a large chunk of users thanks mainly to the many exclusive features released in recent years. Thanks to the continuous work of the developers, Telegram in recent years has added very interesting features: calls, video calls and messages that self-delete after a few seconds. If you're looking for an alternative to WhatsApp, you'll find in Telegram one of the best solutions on the market.

Telegram can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and the App Store.

Facebook Messenger

If WhatsApp doesn't work, you can try using Facebook Messenger, one of the most complete messaging apps on the market. Facebook Messenger is integrated within Facebook, but can also be used as a standalone app. Facebook Messenger integrates all the features typical of messaging apps: in addition to sending text messages, you can share images, videos and documents. But that's not all: also stickers and GIFs. Facebook Messenger has also integrated calls and video calls in recent years.

Facebook Messenger is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and App Store.


Among the most downloaded apps in the world is WeChat, an alternative to WhatsApp that is widely used in China. WeChat is not simply a messaging app, but it offers users a really large number of features. The application "hides" a social network and some in-app programs to play games with your friends and pay for small expenses.

Like all major messaging apps, WeChat also allows you to make free calls and video calls and share your location with your friends in real time. The app can also be used as a news feed thanks to the ability to see what your friends are reading. WeChat is one of the most comprehensive WhatsApp alternatives on the market. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and App Store.


iMessage is the messaging system built into Apple devices. Widely used on the iPhone, it allows you to exchange free messages with other friends who use a smartphone from the bitten apple. To download and install iMessage, all you need to do is go to the App Store and search for the application.

iMessage provides users with many mini-programs that increase its functionality. With iMessagge you can exchange small amounts of money using Apple Pay, or challenge your friends to some fun games. If WhatsApp doesn't work, you can certainly use iMessage to chat with your friends.


Little known in the world of applications, Signal is one of the most secure messaging applications on the market and one of the best alternatives to WhatsApp. The merit is the particular end-to-end encryption system developed by Open Whisper Systems, the non-profit software house that gave birth to Signal. In addition to the security aspect, which is certainly very important, there is also the fact that the two encryption protocols used are totally open-source: any company can implement them in its instant messaging application and make users' conversations safer. Thanks to the security protocols used, any message sent by Signal is impossible for hackers to decipher: even if they managed to penetrate inside the application's servers, they couldn't do anything.

Now let's move on to the functionality. Signal is a classic messaging app: it allows you to send messages, pictures and videos. And you can also make calls. So, if you want to make your conversations more secure, the best possible solution is Signal. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the App Store.


One of the most used messaging apps, Viber can count on over a billion downloads. It started out as a video calling app and soon established itself as one of the most valuable for sending messages.

But that's not all, Viber also allows you to make video calls without having to pay anything.

Available on both computers (Windows and macOS) and smartphones, Viber allows you to create group chats with up to 250 users with whom you can share photos, audio and video. Viber can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the App Store.