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#02Use a Different Private Messaging System

Here are some alternatives to Facebook Messenger:

And Telegram?

Telegram is one of the most popular instant messaging services out there, making it an interesting choice if our friends are already on board.

However, Telegram reproduces some prohibitive characteristics, such as data centralization in the hands of a private company. Security is not great either, since conversations are not encrypted by default and when they are, Telegram uses a homebrew protocol rather than international standards (which have been developed and thoroughly tested by a global community of experts).

And WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is owned by Facebook. It should therefore be avoided for the same reasons as Facebook Messenger.