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To compete with WhatsApp, Brazilians create ZapZap

There is no shortage of messaging applications that cater to all types of users. In addition to the segment leader, WhatsApp, which was purchased by Facebook, there is also Viber, Facebook Messenger, Skype, among others. But it seems that some Brazilian developers have found room to create one more, the ZapZap, which uses Telegram's open code to offer a messenger app in Portuguese.

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To compete with WhatsApp, Brazilians create ZapZap / WhatsApp / AndroidPIT

Hitching a ride on the popular WhatsApp name, ZapZap has gained popularity by focusing on privacy through encryption. The company that developed the app, called Private Host, used Telegram's open code and added some functions to customize the app for the Brazilian user. One of these functions is sending self-destructing messages, just like Snapchat.

It is also possible to send files such as photos and videos without size limit, besides the possibility of using the service by the PC. O ZapZap guarantees to be faster and safer than any other competitor. ZapZap is free and includes advertising, but if the user clicks on an ad three times, it no longer appears.

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I downloaded the app and, to my surprise, already found 12 contacts using it (against about 200 from WhatsApp). For now, ZapZap is only available for Android, but the iOS version is in the company's plans. And you, will give a try for the Brazilian version of WhatsApp?

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