Humans need to confide and share secrets with one another. It is in our psychology. That’s why we feel an urge to vent. However, sometimes the things you need to talk about most are the ones that you don’t want anyone to know about.
That’s where Whisper and other anonymous chatting and confession apps come in.
Unburden your soul without judgment, talk to others behind the veil of anonymity, and get advice from people like you around the world – all without revealing your identity.
If you like the thought of expressing yourself without the weight of a guilty conscience, or you’re looking for advice without judgment, there are other apps you can use instead of Whisper.
In this article we have curated 17 apps which are considered good alternatives to Whisper, so keep reading for all the details below.
Rated T for Teen, 4.1 out of 5.0
On ASKfm, you can set up a profile and ask questions anonymously or as yourself. Ask and answer questions from people you know or those located nearby.
You can customize your answers with backgrounds and add images, gifs, and videos to your posts. Earn coins for each answer and redeem them at the ASKfm market. Some rewards include downloadable games, coin and activity stats, and promo boosts.
ASKfm also offers a VIP Program which enables you to get early and exclusive access to special features, promotions, and backgrounds.
Rated T for Teen, 4.4 out of 5.0
CuriousCat is an anonymous Q&A social networking site where you can share your profile with others and ask and answer questions without revealing your identity.
After you log in with your Twitter or FaceBook account, you can ask and answer questions anonymously. CuriousCat offers the Party function, which is a group chat mechanic that deletes messages after 72 hours.
Rated Mature 17+, 4.1 out of 5.0
Lean on a friendly shoulder with Friend Shoulder. Designed to allow users to vent and ask for advice anonymously, Friend Shoulder encourages their users to post their fears, doubts, joys, and problems for the world to see and embrace.
Chat and interact with others around the globe anonymously, build virtual friendships, or make use of Friend Shoulder’s Diary.
Rated T for Teen, 3.9 out of 5.0
F3 is a Q;A social media app where you can send and receive anonymous messages, photos, and videos from other users.
Get started by creating your profile and sharing the link with your friends (or whoever). You can add photos and videos to your answers and even draw on the image.
The app is not completely private, however. F3 offers in-app purchases (like some of the other apps in this list) that allow you to see who viewed your posts or answered your questions, among other things.
Rated T for Teen, 4.4 out of 5.0
Ask your friends questions you normally wouldn’t with Tellonym. The way it works is you create a profile and share the link with your friends (or whoever, like I said before), then receive anonymous questions or messages (they call them Tells) that you share to your profile.
All your friends can see your answers and get to know you a little better (as long as you tell the truth).
Rated E for Everyone, 4.3 out of 5.0
This app offers “trained Listeners who understand what you’re going through,” to have real-time text conversations with users about pretty much anything. Like its name implies, the focus of HearMe is to listen and comfort, not to counsel and direct.
You can choose a category that fits your needs and find a Listener in less than 60 seconds. Some categories include LGBTQ+ relationship problems, discrimination, work stress, and more.
Rated Mature 17+, 3.8 out of 5.0
Chatous is a chatting app where users can chat with others who share their interests.
You can create a profile and change your display name at any time for anonymity. Chat and share photo, video, and audio messages that disappear after a period of time.
Kind of like SnapChat, but a lot less yellow.
Rated Mature 17+, 4.1 out of 5.0
On Moco, you can chat, message, and play games with other users, though it’s not as anonymous as the other apps. Most users post their pictures and chat as themselves.
Public, private, and group chats all include photo and video messaging between users. You can chat with people nearby or across the world by searching by age, gender, location, and sexual preference (including gay, lesbian, and more, the app store page made sure to note).
Moco claims to be the largest social network of African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos in the world.
Rated T for Teen, 4.4 out of 5.0
Is there something your city should know about but you’re too ashamed to admit it’s your fault? Try this app.
Clandesto connects you with other people from your neighborhood, city, school, and other communities to allow you to share news, jokes, announcements, questions, confessions, and whatever else anonymously.
Earn Karma, the app’s version of experience points, and level up your rank, which is displayed next to your username.
They claim that if you liked YikYak, you will love Clandesto!
10. Holler Away
Rated T for Teen, 4.0 out of 5.0
Chat with others and share news, alerts, events, or ask for help with Holler Away. Share your own Hollers and see others’, complete with locations, images, gifs, emojis, and more (all optional, of course).
Holler Away lets you follow users to see their trending Hollers and engage with others in your area.
Rated Mature 17+, 3.7 out of 5.0
Connected2.me is centered around anonymously asking questions, like many of the other apps here. Once you create your profile, you can give out your link to whoever and they can chat with you using a nickname that hides their identity.
Use Connected2.me to chat with other users under the cloak of anonymity, but still follow people you want to stay connected with.
Rated T for Teen, 4.6 out of 5.0
If you’re looking for advice (or looking to give it), CoVerse is a great app to try. CoVerse pairs you with other people to provide you with unbiased opinions and answers to your deepest questions.
Share your wisdom with others and express yourself while maintaining anonymity and confidentiality. You can message friends anonymously or use CoVerse’s Mixer function to chat with other users randomly.
13. Yik Yak
Yik Yak is the go-to chat app when you want to remain anonymous yet still connect with people. It allows you to interact with people within 5 miles of where you live too.
Beyond sharing your own comments or posts, you can also interact via voting on other people’s comments. Drop an upvote or a downvote if you’d like.
You can even check up on national topics thanks to the Nationwide feeds on the app. There is not much regulation seen on the app, however, as well as no indication of being able to filter out certain things you don’t want to see.
Interested in chatting with strangers? Well, with HOLLA, you can finally do just that. This video chat social app boasts millions of users all around the world eager to discover new people and build relationships.
Unlike standard chatting apps, HOLLA connects you with someone random. You can have exciting 1-on-1 conversations, and if you speak different languages, there is real-time translation to keep everything flowing.
For safety purposes, the app does feature 24/7 moderation as this helps weed out inappropriate behavior and any fake accounts. This way, you know you are always chatting with someone real and remain comfortable.
With MeetMe, you can find new connections and make new friends with people that live nearby. This free app connects people in numerous ways too.
You can text with people, sharing your favorite emojis as you would with anyone else in your contact list. The app also allows for video chat, or you can opt for a fun livestream event.
The app is ideal for general socializing considering users as young as 13-years-old are allowed to join. This makes MeetMe a friend-first app and can help you find others nearby that may share your interests.
16. 7 Cups
An app that stands out among the rest, 7 Cups is the perfect social app for anyone who may feel a bit overwhelmed in life.
Completely free, you can use the app to reach out to various support groups or even trained and licensed therapists. The app focuses on giving out more emotional support than anything else, encouraging users to share anything that may be bothering them.
A bonus about 7 Cups is that it is completely anonymous. This way, you don’t have to feel uncomfortable with a stranger knowing intimate details about your life. Chats are kept confidential as well.
With TalkLife, you can find yourself welcomed into an embracing and unbiased community filled with people who all seek that emotional connection and support with others.
Many of those within the community have battled with the likes of depression or anxiety, and they all work to come together and talk through them.
Beyond that, TalkLife is also a place to share your happy moments with a group of accepting people. To ensure your mental well-being, you can filter out certain topics that you are not interested in reading about or that may be a trigger to you.
What’s in a Name?
There are all kinds of options for anonymous chatting and confession apps. You just need to find the app that’s right for you.
Not all anonymous chatting and confession apps are the same. Each will have a few different functions; some you may be looking for (or looking to avoid).
It’s important to note, however, that nothing you do online is completely anonymous. Take common-sense measures and protect your online identity. Don’t get careless!
So, want some judgment-free advice? Check out Friend Shoulder and CoVerse. Looking for more of an anonymous chat? Try Hear Me, Clandesto, or Holler Away.
More of a Q;A person? CuriousCat, ASKfm, and Tellonym all center around asking and answering questions from friends or strangers anonymously.
There are millions of people to talk to out there; they just don’t want you to know who they are.
Whisper is a social media app where users can post, react, and comment anonymously. When you create an account, the app assigns you a random, customizable username to publish your posts.
Posts are represented in a sort-of meme format, in which you compose your Whisper and the app suggests an image to use as the background, though you can choose a different picture.
The app is rated T for teens and directed at users 15-18 years old (though the content surpasses that age group). Its current rating is 3.7 stars on Google Play.
The main purpose of Whisper is for users to confide in the outside world without revealing who they are. After all, anonymous confessions are still confessions and lift a little weight from the soul.
You’ll come across Whispers from “do you believe that one person can make you happy?” to “anyone awake?”, to “I don’t trust her.”
While Whisper is promoted as an app for anonymous confessions, it’s often used as a meet up site. The app is riddled with “I’m lonely, wanna hang out?” posts. I was surprised by the amount.
You may have heard of Whisper’s security issues in the news recently. The Washington Post (WaPo) published an article stating Whisper left over 7 years of users’ data exposed (posts, age, location, and other details). One WaPo reporter even searched and browsed the data records.
While the exposed data didn’t include names, it did include the geographical location of posts and groups the user was involved in. Some Whisper groups include LGBTQ+ Coming out, Your Personal Diary, school groups, and more.
Whisper had a similar data exposure in 2014, but denied misconduct in both cases.
Whisper is still a great option, but the apps above offer great alternatives as well.