Nextcloud Talk, a free and private rival to WhatsApp

Nextcloud Talk

Cloud and multiplatform applications have become the queen software of our lives, however, many of these applications are not our own but belong to private companies and usually capture or measure our personal data.

Against this, Linux servers and Free Software applications are presented as the only private and secure solution for our data and private information. Recently the company in charge of Nextcloud has launched Talk NextCloud, an instant messaging service that claims to rival Facebook's Google Hangouts, Apple Facetime, and WhatsApp.

Nextcloud Talk is an Android and iOS mobile app that uses Nextcloud technology to work. This means that on the one hand nWe will need our own or private server where to install Nextcloud and associate the Nextcloud Talk service and on the other hand we will have the app that will work with any device and that will be able to join any conversation that has a connection with Nextcloud, the conversation not the user.

Nextcloud Talk will need a private server to function properly

Since Nextcloud is software that we can install on our own server or use the company's services, as is currently the case with WordPress, Nextcloud Talk's security and privacy are guaranteed. However, this software is still on beta basis. Nextcloud Talk needs to have and use Nextcloud 13, a version in beta state, so the application and operation may still have a problem.

In any case, Nextcloud Talk allows us to speak directly with any user, add users to conversion or speak to the Server Administrator. It allows us to add and send any file and the conversation we can write or make a videoconference. The application log files are stored on the Nextcloud server so our data is safe and can only be manipulated by the server administrator.

Use of El Nextcloud in companies and home servers has multiplied by seven; due, among other things, to the ease of use, the security it provides and above all the privacy it offers compared to other similar solutions. It is for all this that the launch of Nextcloud Talk is interesting, being a real alternative to WhatsApp, Facetime and Google Hangouts Do not you think?


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  1.   Gonzalo said

    If someone wants to use a free and private rival to WhatsApp, what I recommend is that they use Jabber which is free, free, in addition to having a large community and many years of development.

  2.   Mark said

    Very good project, since many companies use our data. Greetings.