Almost one billion people use WhatsApp for their personal work. There are lots of new apps like Hike, Telegram, Viber, Wechat, Line, etc. came in the market as WhatsApp alternative, but none of the apps satisfies people’s requirement. They only prefer WhatsApp.
Some App had a fierce competition with the WhatsApp but they built it for unique use like Wechat is best for connecting with the people all around the world, Line is for video calling, Telegram is same as WhatsApp, but still didn’t get success due to the popularity of the Whatsapp, Viber is only for video calling etc. All the application has some new features, but they didn’t win over the WhatsApp.
Here are few reasons why people don’t use other application
- People want a faster messaging app like WhatsApp maybe other apps are not faster or smoother than WhatsApp.
- People just want messaging feature in the app, if you look at other app has some irritating features which are not acceptable by professional or corporate people.
- Whatsapp came in 2012 early, and everyone loved it, that could be the reason.
- Lack of Clean and smooth UI in another app.
Yesterday I found one excellent app in the Android play store Riot-Open team collaboration
Riot is a similar app like Whatsapp with some new functionality, and it’s available freely in the Android store. Riot is not available in the Apple App store, soon it will. On Android play store it has 4.6 rating by 313 users(on 15 April 2017) means almost 98% people satisfied with the riot app.
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Here I am going to tell you what would be the reason I called riot app as WhatsApp alternative.
The basic functionality of the riot is to share the messages, images, videos and any files with the groups of any size with the end to end encryption security (Whatsapp has the limitation on the extent of the groups and the number of people we can broadcast the message). You can create any number of private groups for any task or project.
Video and Voice Calling- Just like other messengers Riot allows you to video and voice call with 1-1 and conference call with the WebRTC.
End to End encryption- All the messages will be secured with the end to encryption technique by olm. This is the same feature which WhatsApp has introduced recently.
Read receipt- If your messages get read by the receiver, you will get read receipt just like WhatsApp and other apps.
Participate in public rooms- You may be involved in the public accessible rooms to get more fun.
Sync all messages- You can sync all your messages history with all the devices.
Above all the key features of the Riot app, apart from this search messages, the permalink to messages, support multiple rooms, configure notification setting, etc. are the highlighted features. There are more yet to come in this app like
- Add your integration, bridges, and bots with your riot app.
- Riot will be available on the Apple devices.
- Screen sharing with the friends, for corporate use its better feature.
- You can logic as multiple users from the same device.
- You would get the email notification if we missed the conversation and invites.
Riot is the newly emerging app and getting lots of love from all over the world. There are a lot more to come in this app so download it and feel the beauty of this app. At least you can try it, and you will love it. If you think riot will be the best alternative to WhatsApp, then do comment your thought.