As netizens, we use various messaging apps for our private conversations without realizing the privacy concerns associated with them. It should be obvious by now that not all messaging apps are secure, because not all messengers use secure encryption [Whats is Encryption?]. However, there are few that do use sufficient encryption methods and are actually secure when it comes to the privacy of your communications.
So, to ease your decision-making process, we have compiled our findings into a descriptive table and listed down all the major messaging apps that we commonly use. The table lists the number of users a particular messaging app has and whether the app has employed any encryption technology to safeguard your communications.
Majority of the messaging apps does not provide encryption, you should encrypt these messaging apps, your devices and internet connection with PureVPN. So, without further adieu, here’s the table:
|Messenger Apps||Encrypted Communications?||Users|
|1.1 Bn |
|FB Messenger||*||1 Bn|
|Google Hangouts||1 Bn|
Europe & Asia
Japan & Asia
USA & UK
|BB Messenger||100 Mn|
Canada & USA
USA & Europe
|QQ Mobile||85 Mn|
India & Middle East
America & Europe
|Free video calls and chat||10 Mn|
|Zap Zap||5 Mn|
|Playstation Messages||1 Mn|
|Signal Private Messenger||1 Mn|
|Plus Messenger||1 Mn|
* There is no default encryption on FB Messenger, however, you can opt-in to avail the encryption feature through settings
** Only Skype to Skype communication is encrypted. The Skype to Phone communication is NOT encrypted.
As you can see, there are several commonly used apps that are not safe for messaging since they do not employ any encryption method. There are more than 4 billion users at risk, just because their messages are not encrypted.
Encryption has become a necessity for all of us in the digital age. It is essential for users to protect their own privacy by using the most appropriate tools to encrypt everything on the web, including their conversations.
So, to keep yourself secure and encrypted on the World Wide Web, use PureVPN, since it is the most suitable solution. Not only does it keep your messages secure with the best encryption methods, but it also keeps your identity and privacy protected. Don’t forget, you need to encrypt everything and PureVPN actually encrypts everything!