Internet, a global system of interconnected networks that all of us use in our day-to-day life. It has become an integral part of our life. Previously the internet was an escape from the real-world but now it turns out to be the opposite. Real-world is an escape from the internet. But there’s no denying that, Internet has taken humanity to the next level. Social media is a part of the internet where the majority of the people are involved. Sharing our thoughts, posting pictures, chatting with friends and so on. Among these let’s talk about chatting. There are numerous platforms/ apps for chatting. You can fluently have a conversation with friends, family, loved ones back and forth. But what if there’s an issue with your internet connection? You will not be able to communicate then. This is where the top offline messaging app shines.
Top Offline Messaging App
These offline messaging apps are termed as ‘off-the-gird’ chat messenger apps that function without an internet connection. Using these you can easily communicate within a range of up to 100-200 meters by broadcasting encrypted Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Here we have listed the top 5 offline messaging applications you can use in 2020.
1Bridgefy- Offline Messaging
Bridgefy is another offline messaging app that lets you communicate with your friends and family without an internet connection. This app is ideal for sports stadiums, rural communities, natural disasters, traveling abroad and much more. There are three ways of using Bridgefy,
Simply turn on your Bluetooth and chat privately within 300 feet of you.
On mesh mode, you can chat with people more than 330 feet away from you. This means person A can communicate with person C that is 400 feet far way if person B in the middle of them.
Using Broadcast mode, you can send messages to every Bridgefy users around you even if you do not have them on your contact list.
Bridgefy is available on both Android (5.0 & up) and iOS (10.0 or later). The current version is v2.1.28. For more than 500,000 times this app has been downloaded from Play Store.
Why use Bridgefy?
- Using Bridgefy you can communicate with people more than 300 feet.
- There are three different modes to choose from.
- Supports both text-based and image-based messages.
2Signal Offline Messenger
Signal Offline Messenger is Wi-Fi Direct based application. You can chat at a distance of 100 meters using this app. The messages sent are delivered in a secure way. If you have to constantly send large files, then this application is the one for you. Signal Offline Messenger transfers data at the rate of 250mbps. You can send messages either one-to-one or send them to an entire group.
Signal Offline Messenger is available for Android (4.1 & up). The current version is v5.0. This app has been downloaded for more than 50,000 times from Play Store.
Why use Signal Offline Messenger?
- You can send large data at the transfer rate of 250mbps.
- You can block/ unblock users.
- There’s an invisible mode.
Briar offline messaging app synchronizes user’s messages directly to their devices not relying on a central server as other applications do. It uses a Tor network. This application can be handy for journalists or activists, who have to send private messages safely. However, you cannot send any attachments during chat conversations.
Briar is available for Android (4.1 & up) only. The current version is v1.2.5. It has been installed from the Play Store for more than 50,000 times.
Why use Briar?
- It uses the Tor network.
- The messages are directly synchronized on the user’s device.
- You can encrypt the database with a hardware-backed key.
Peer Chat is a great offline messaging app for iOS users. Using this app you can chat with up to 8 of your friends. Here all the data transmission is encrypted. It uses mesh networking. Peer Chat supports both peer-to-peer and group broadcast messaging. Peer Chat is available for iOS only (7.0 or later).
Why use Peer Chat?
- It supports both peer-to-peer and group broadcast messaging.
- The data transmission is encrypted.
- The data are not logged and thus are safe from Hackers.
FireChat is a free messaging app. This app can be used anywhere: planes, public transportation, cruise ships, campuses, crowded events, and many other places. You can automatically connect with one another by creating your own network of public and private communications. The more people use it, the bigger and faster your network becomes. Basically FireChat creates a mesh network using Bluetooth and peer-to-peer Wi-Fi.
FireChat is available for both Android (4.2 & up) and iOS (8.0 or later). The current version is v9.0.14. It has been installed from Play Store for more than 1,000,000 times.
Why use FireChat?
- The connection range is 200 feet per device.
- You can send text, images, and files as well.
- It provides end-to-end encrypted private messaging.
Out of the above-mentioned offline messaging apps, you can download any and enjoy offline chatting. If you think we missed any app, please let us know.
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