Ditch WhatsApp, we’ll save you money: Jongla

Instant messaging service Jongla said its messaging app requires much less data to download and use compared to its rivals.

The Finnish company said it designed Jongla to be the most data-light messaging app on the market.

“According to our studies, Jongla uses 80% less data compared to Viber and 25% less data compared to Facebook Messenger when you use it,” said Jongla CEO Riku Salminen.

At 3.2MB in size, it is also a much smaller download and consumes less of your device’s storage space, said the company.

Jongla said that by comparison, WhatsApp is 23.7MB on Android, Facebook Messenger is 30.2MB, and most other messaging apps come in at over 20MB.

The app recently announced a number of new features, including a social messaging feature that lets you chat to people near your location.

To protect user privacy, only an approximate location is given and the feature is optional, said Jongla.

The app is localised in 33 languages, and it can be downloaded via the App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and Firefox Marketplace.

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