Comparing Chat Applications Encryption, Privacy and Safe Usage

Comparing Chat Applications Encryption, Privacy and Safe Usage - TeleMessage

As online communication continues to increase nowadays, discussion on chat encryption, privacy, and safe usage are essential guidelines that users need to know. 

How private and transparent is your mobile chat application?

End-to-end encryption is considered the gold standard in terms of data privacy. This feature allows for encrypting chat messages as it sends and decrypts when it reaches the receiver. 

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram are mobile applications utilizing various encryption methods. These applications also have mobile call monitoring features such as WhatsApp call recording in online communication.

The information stored by mobile messaging applications about their users.

Terms of use are usually ignored by many users when installing a chat application. However, it contains details that can help users know what information is collected when using mobile messaging applications for online communication.

Best practices to follow while using a mobile messaging application.

When it comes to using mobile messaging applications, there are also some practices that users can do to ensure privacy.

  • Lock your phone with a password or a biometric to ensure that only you have access to it.
  • Use mobile applications that include encryption features in conversations.
  • Avoid large groups where you do not know anyone. If you are added to these groups without your consent, leave them as soon as possible.
  • Avoid using chat applications wherein the service operator can access your contacts.

If you are looking for more information about encryption, privacy, and safe usage of chat applications, here is an infographic by TeleMessage.