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Top 5 of the safest messaging applications for mobile

For Android and iOS there are a wide variety of options to chat safely.

So much for Android as for iOS there are endless possibilities in which users find different benefits that each app provides, some prefer them for their ease of use, because they have all their contacts there or because of their security levels.

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This last aspect should be taken into account by everyone and to identify which application is more secure, it must comply with four pillars that guarantee not to expose the data that is shared there. These are:

-End-to-end encryption.

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-Open Source.

-Self-destructing messages.

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-Usage data protection.

Conditions that meet platforms such as WhatsApp Y Telegramwhich are among the most downloaded in the world, but there are many others that comply with these factors or with the majority, giving good security values ​​approved by specialized companies such as AVG Y Kaspersky.

Signal

Several experts catalog it as the most secure application. One of its peculiarities is that it does not belong to any large company, but is financed through donations. Among its security features, end-to-end encryption stands out, which guarantees that the only ones who can see what happens in the chats are its participants.

Other options are the possibility of sending self-destructing messages, which are deleted and disappear after a certain time has passed, and which does not collect too much information about its users, because the most important information is stored locally on the phone.

For Android and iOS there are several apps that provide optimal security conditions for chatting.
For Android and iOS there are several apps that provide optimal security conditions for chatting.

Dust

Unlike most applications, this one has a peculiarity and that is that all the content sent is destroyed over time, that’s why it doesn’t allow calls or video calls, something that is an option on other platforms. The basis of the app is that everything is ephemeral, so it does not save user data, alerts on screenshots and has end-to-end encryption.

Wickr Me

This application belongs to Amazon, although it started as an independent. In addition, it is free but also offers premium versions for individuals and companies. Among its security options, it stands out that it detects screenshots, blocks third-party keyboards, has anonymous registration and a secure destroyer.

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Kaspersky and AVG agree that these are five of the safest apps for chatting.
Kaspersky and AVG agree that these are five of the safest apps for chatting.

Line

It is the most used messaging application in Japan and it also works as a social network. It was born after the tsunami experienced in this country in 2011 as an option for companies to communicate with their employees.

An interesting point about the app is that on Android users can install a security plugin that detects malware or other malicious activity on phones. Additionally, it has its own games, media and calls.

Threema

The latter is the only one that is not free, but it has several differential security options, because initially you do not need a phone number or email to register. In addition, the user’s information is not stored on a server but on the cell phone itself, so once the message reaches its destination it is destroyed from the server.

It also has an open code, so any user can confirm the scope of the encryption, giving more guarantees.

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