Alternatives to WhatsApp: meet five messengers with unusual functions

meet five messengers with unusual functions

Alternatives to WhatsApp: meet five messengers with unusual functions

The phenomenon of WhatsApp offline again on Sunday (31). The most used app in Brazil remains unstable this afternoon, leading many users to despair over New Year’s Eve. With regard to this true blackout, the dnetc prepared a list with five messengers that, like WhatsApp – affectionately called Zap in some regions -, serve to maintain a good chat on the cell phone.

You will notice, however, that the applications on this list have unusual and curious functions. It has everything, including a messenger that helps you earn money or learn a new language.

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1 out of 5 ZombieChat even works in a zombie apocalypse – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

ZombieChat even works in a zombie apocalypse – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

The idea of ​​ZombieChat is quite different. As the name implies, in the event of a zombie apocalypse, you will still be able to communicate with your friends, even if you are offline.

For that, it is enough that you have a smartphone with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity. Another need is that users are close, after all, a Bluetooth network does not have a very long reach. Unfortunately, only iPhone users will be able to communicate in the zombie apocalypse, as the app is not available for Android.

Remembering that the zombie attack is no longer a matter of «if», but of «when». It is good to be prepared.

2 out of 5 HelloTalk helps users learn new languages ​​- Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

HelloTalk helps users learn new languages ​​- Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

HelloTalk is a messaging application aimed at those users who want to train another language. Instead of chatting with your friends, the app shows you a list of foreign users who are available for a chat.

For example, imagine that you are wanting to learn Russian. Just enter the app and search for any Russian users who are online. So you can talk and train new languages.

Language students across Europe often hold meetings for tandem, a kind of cultural exchange. HelloTalk assists in this task, by placing two interested in the same language, even though they are physically distant.

3 out of 5 Chat with people in the same place as you – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

Talk to people who are in the same place as you – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

Available for Android and iOS, Spotchat is a messaging app based on geographic location. In other words, it promotes conversation only between people who are in the same place, such as bars, malls, stores, parks and other public places.

Spotchat allows both public and private chats. Its interface looks like a mixture of Facebook and Instagram, but the result is not ugly or confusing. So if you’re somewhere and you’re feeling out of place, maybe Spotchat can help you start a conversation with someone.

4 of 5 WowApp settings screen – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora

WowApp settings screen – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora

Have you ever thought if you earned money every time you chat on WhatsApp? Maybe he was already rich, wasn’t he? This is exactly the proposal of the WowApp. The app’s developers share their profits with users, who then choose whether to donate to a charity (more than 2,000 are registered) or take advantage of the money.

In addition, the WowApp looks a lot like other messengers available on the market, including features like voice calls, which only arrived on WhatsApp after a long time.

5 out of 5 Zap Zap Messenger – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

Zap Zap Messenger – Photo: Felipe Alencar / dnetc

And to finish our list, we have the Brazilian app Zap Zap Messenger. We can say that it is a mixture of Telegram, YouTube and Twitter. In the app, the user can enter thematic groups, use a map to find people nearby and even have some social networking functions, such as following and being followed.

Of all the apps mentioned here, we can say that Zap Zap Messenger is the most versatile and complete of all. To make new friends, he fulfills his role very well.

Article updated on December 31, 2017, at 18h