Internet suspension across cities and states has become a common phenomenon amidst protests against the amended Citizenship Act. And to ensure such practices don’t let communication – over text – take a back seat, here are some apps that will help you chat offline.
FireChat lets you send offline messages to people within a range of 200 meters. You don’t need an internet connection to make communication happen.
Moreover, you can also join live chatrooms within the app that’s a group of people discussing distinct topics. The best part about Firechatis that it offers end-to-end encryption so your privacy isn’t compromised.
Signal is a messaging app on the same lines as FireChat but with an extended range of up to 320 feet. Signal seeks Wi-Fi-based chatting options and also lets you share audio and video files.
The app is secure as it offers end-to-end encryption. Moreover, you can also create group chats to bring in more people to join the conversation.
With a rating of 4.1 on the Playstore, Briar is another reliable friend of yours during times when the internet ditches you. Briar lets you chat offline using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Moreover, when the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.
Bridegy allows you to chat with your friends’ and loved ones with and without the internet. The app offers a person-to-person mode that lets you send messages to people within a range of 330 feet.
It also provides the option of messaging over longer distances by connecting with other Bridgefy users in the middle.