WhatsApp vs Other Messaging Apps: A Comparison


We no longer subscribe to SMS bundles to send messages to our friends or family or as a business. In today’s world, Genz is more relied on messaging apps that make it easier for us to manage business and normal conversation under one roof.

One of them is the most popular, WhatsApp. It allows you to send files, photos, and videos. Even, you can share your screen via video call. It means you don’t need software like Zoom for meetings. Isn’t it good?

Well, it is, but there are some other messaging apps that people think are better than WhatsApp APK. And, today, I am going to do a comparison on which ones got the potential to beat the Meta application.

Business Integration

Ability to chat with businesses for help or purchases

WhatsApp allows you to easily chat with businesses for customer support and inquiries. It also has integrated payment processors in some regions which enables you to make purchases directly within the app.

Health authorities and support agencies’ communication

During the recent Wuhan spread Covid-19 pandemic, people got benefited from WhatsApp because it disseminated information from health authorities and support agencies. You could receive updates, and advisories, and access support services through official channels on the app.

Fact-checkers for accurate information

Just like Instagram where you can’t post misinformation, WhatsApp also has the same policy. Meta has various fact-checkers who check for information you share for its authenticity. You can easily verify the authenticity of forwarded messages by accessing fact-checker resources within the app.

Comparison with other messaging apps

Signal’s focus on privacy and security

Signal’s owners say they have one thing in mind while they operate the app, privacy and an extra layer of security. Therefore, it lacks extensive business integration features. However, its strong encryption and commitment to user privacy make it a good choice if you are in a secret relationship.

Telegram’s strong pro-encryption ideals

Telegram surpasses all the messaging platforms while dealing with your privacy. It also has a secret chats option which you can unlock upon setting up a pass key only. However, its business integration capabilities are still developing, and it may not be as comprehensive as WhatsApp’s offerings.


WeChat has all the features you need in a messenger. It’s a perfect blend of features rich messenger like video calls to sending larger files to end-to-end encryption for security geeks.

Viber’s targeting of emerging markets

Viber’s business integration features are still developing, but it has partnered with various companies to offer services like mobile payments and customer support in certain regions.

Ease of Use

Comparison of WhatsApp’s ease of use with other messaging apps

Signal’s user interface and features

Just like Viber, Signal has a clean interface. It allows you to roam through the app and navigate to settings without getting lost. However, its focus on privacy and security may make some advanced features less intuitive for new users.

Telegram’s user-friendly design

What if I tell you, you can customize the UI of Telegram and make it your own. In some versions, you can even change the app icon to your own for extra personalization. Like GBWhatsApp, Telegram has all the features you need to be on the shore of privacy. 

Facebook Messenger’s simplicity and reliability

With the new update, now you can set up a PIN code for various chats so no one can see them if you don’t have the device. Other than that, FB Messenger has a straightforward design which makes it easy to use.

WeChat’s integration of various features

While WeChat excels in its comprehensive feature set, integrating various services can make the app feel overwhelming for new users. Navigating through its extensive offerings may require some learning curve, potentially impacting its overall ease of use.

Line’s popularity in user-friendly messaging

Line is a user-friendly messenger which makes it super easy for elderly users who are new to digital devices or people with no knowledge of using a phone. Its simple interface allows even a 3-year-old to call their parent to come to feed him.

Viber’s targeting of emerging markets

Unlike the new update of WhatsApp which makes it annoying to use, Viber has a simple user interface. You can install it on older versions of Androids and it’s the best app for low-end devices.

User Base

Number of active monthly users

According to Bloomberg, WhatsApp has over 2 billion monthly users. It makes it the super giant of the user base. You can advertise your business to potential customers and make a fortune if you know how to do it properly.

Market share in various regions

Since it has 2 billion users, it automatically surpasses the user base Worldwide. Particularly, the app is famous in Europe, Latin America, and parts of Asia. In countries like India, Brazil, and Mexico.

Comparison with other messaging apps


Telegram has gained popularity among users who value encryption and privacy. Its user base has grown significantly, particularly in regions where users seek alternatives to mainstream messaging apps.

Facebook Messenger’s user base and integration with Meta services

Facebook Messenger operates under the same parent company as WhatsApp, Meta. Its integration with other Meta services, such as Instagram and Facebook Pages makes it the best messaging platform for SMMA businesses.

WeChat’s user base and transformation into a super-app

WeChat is the sole brother of WhatsApp. Meaning you will find all the features there. Another thing, its transformation into a super-app, offering various services beyond messaging, has solidified its position as an essential part of daily life for many Chinese users.

Line’s popularity in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand

Japan and Taiwan have the strongest user base of Line. Its user-friendly messaging features and localized content have contributed to its popularity in these regions.

Viber’s targeting of Asian Countries

Countries that don’t support or have banned WhatsApp are the emerging grounds for Viber. It’s mostly active in Asia and Eastern Europe. UAE users also use Viber to video call their friends because WhatsApp calls need a normal call subscription.