Wire the new alternative to WhatsApp has come to Linux

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With everyone WhatsApp problems and the latest controversies that the instant messaging app has starred in, many are those who have stopped trusting the service that is now owned by Facebook and with whom they will share the data, in case someone has not yet found out or accepted the famous message that appeared in the application a while ago without even reading what that entails. Well, for those of you who are still reluctant to Telegram, now there is one more alternative ...

That alternative it's called Wire and it is an instant messaging application that provides an encrypted service for greater security and privacy in transactions. Something like what we already have on Telegram. The application also has support for various platforms, such as Windows, iOS, MacOS, Android and now it has also reached GNU / Linux so that we can test and enjoy it. At the moment it is in an experimental phase, but it has all its characteristics ready.

As Telegram, Wire It is an independent service, therefore it is not in the hands of companies like Facebook as WhatsApp is. Like Telegram, Wire also always uses encryption for messages, an encryption that is end-to-end and not just partial like other services. Therefore, security, or rather privacy in your conversations is much higher. Against Telegram it has its youth, therefore it is not as well known and used as Telegram, which has been in operation for longer and already has more followers ...

From the official project website, developers of Wire assure that it has messaging features (chats), audio and video calls, group calls, etc., all encrypted. Likewise, it will not collect sensitive user information like other apps (see WhatsApp), such as user profiles, names, contact lists, etc., to share them with third parties. Nor is the phone number and / or email necessary, just as you do not need them in Telegram. It will also not offer advertising and will be free.


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  1.   Nicholas Mata said

    The application is very good and everything but 100% of my acquaintances use wasap and they will hardly change. I could install wire but I would not have someone to talk to

  2.   someone said

    I will continue with telegram :)

    1.    Jack said

      Yes. ok but you can also make a club with your best friends, you know with the real trust. Taste it, like I did.
      a greeting

  3.   Nuri said

    If your friends are not socially responsible and, while their phone is full of useless apps, they are not willing to lift a finger to change the app for a socially responsible one, they are not worth it.

  4.   Ricardo Grandson said

    I am in favor of trying new things, for me that everyone uses other applications, but it is true that, unfortunately, people, at least in my city, are not going to leave WhatsApp, and that does not mean that "they are not worth it" as said the idiot above. On the other hand, if the person who wrote the article does not place a link to the application page, it is difficult for people to know it, and beware, not all are computer scientists and not everyone has to know how to find an application that perhaps not even interested, but maybe out of curiosity you want to visit the page and ... surprise, the link is not there.

  5.   Gerardo said

    Here is the link of the application.

    https://app.wire.com/auth/#login

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