Freedom Chat vs. Other Messaging Apps

See how Freedom Chat compares to some of the most popular messaging apps like Facebook-owned WhatsApp among others. If you’re interested in seeing how Freedom Chat compares to Android and iMessage click here

Freedom Chat
WhatsApp
Signal
Telegram
Viber
Private by design: No contact list, name
or email address required

Service can be used with just a phone number. Contact lists are only
managed on your device.
Block incoming spam-related texts
Accurately and conveniently blocks annoying incoming spam
texts with built-in anti-spam protection.
No commercial use of user data
The business and/or business model is not predicated on exploiting
user data in one form or another. Although data may be inadvertently
collected it is not used or sold.
Disable screenshots from being taken
Freedom Chat has built-in Screenshot Protect™ that, when enabled
prevents any member in a chat from screenshotting. If a screenshot
is attempted nothing more than a blank white screen will be seen.
Verifiable end-to-end encryption
To verify the security of end-to-end encryption in a chat, you can
compare a specific code with one on your contact's device. You can
also scan a QRCode to compare automatically.
The ability to disable your phone's camera and microphone
Freedom Chat's Sensors Off™ is a unique and patentable feature that,
when enabled deactivates your phone's camera and microphone for
ultimate privacy.
End-to-end encryption of transmitted messages
Only the intended recipient, not even the
service operator can read the messages while in transit.
No storage of chat messages on the server
Messages are immediately deleted from the
server once they are delivered to the recipient.
"Self-destructing" messages
Send messages that are automatically and
conveniently deleted from the recipient’s device
after a specified period of time.
Delete messages from the recipients device
Delete messages that have already been delivered
to the recipient(s) (unsend).
Share texts, GIFs and videos, react to messages and more
Allow you to conveniently share your favorite media, communicate
internationally and much more.

1) Telegram: end-to-end encryption can be optionally enabled in single chats, but this feature is disabled by default and neither available in group chats nor compatible with parallel use of the service on multiple devices.


2) WhatsApp generates unencrypted chat backups in Google cloud or iCloud.


3) Telegram: By default, all messages are permanently stored on the server and could, in theory, be read by the service provider, the only exception being end-to-end encrypted single chats.


4) According to WhatsApp’s privacy policy, “As part of the Facebook Companies, WhatsApp receives information from, and shares information […] with, the other Facebook Companies. […] This includes […] showing relevant offers and ads across the Facebook Company Products.”