Best encrypted messaging apps to keep you safe

The Popular and best messaging application WhatsApp recently launched end-to-end encryption by default for its one billion-strong userbase in an attempt to tighten security and privacy protections. The big move comes amid increased encryption controversy as tensions between the law enforcement and all major technology firms like Apple, Facebook and Twitter remain at an all-time high.

WhatsApp 2016 boasts about its level of encryption: “When you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us.”

In this post-Snowden world many will be demanding this increased security to protect their communications from snooping by hackers and governments but what is the best messaging apps out there for this? Using the EFFs ‘Secure Messaging Scorecard’ IBTimes UK has gathered together the best apps that currently boast end-to-end encryption to keep your texts and calls secure.

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