The instant messaging app Telegram, featuring fast, private, easy and secure, is loved by many. It owes its popularity to end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messaging. However, the app sometimes is banned in some countries like Russia and Iran. Moreover, it was said that Telegram logs every pasted message to syslog in macOS, even when you are using secret chats. Fortunately, there are alternatives to Telegram.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. With WhatsApp, you’ll get fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free, available on phones all over the world. Unlike Telegram, which only offers end-to-end encryption in its “Secret Chats”, WhatsApp features end-to-end encryption everywhere. This happens automatically and there’s no need to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages.
Just like WhatsApp, CoverMe is also a secure app with end-to-end encryption supported. Many messaging apps only encrypt messages between you and them, but CoverMe’s end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you’re communicating with can read what is sent, and nobody in between. This is because your messages are secured with a lock, and only the recipient and you have the special key needed to unlock and read them.
Like Telegram, it also allows users to send self-destructing messages. Messages will be deleted automatically on the recipient’s device in certain time after being read. You will immediately be informed once your message is read. What’s more, you can even recall them if they haven’t been read, similar to recalling an email that you sent to someone by mistake.
What’s worth mentioning is that it gives you the opportunity set customized notifications for your secret messages. For example, if you set notifications of the messages from Jack as “Good morning”, when Jack sends you a message, the previews will be “Good morning”. It is a really useful way to hide private messages from prying eyes. If someone tries to open the secure app, it will even locate and capture an image of the intruder.