WeChat is a Chinese all-in-one messaging, social media, and mobile payment app developed by Tencent. Millions of people in China use it. The app inspects messages, photos, and content shared on the platform and stores them with user info. It’s easily accessible to the Chinese government, making it no less than spyware.
For more security, one can undoubtedly switch to Whatsapp ,Telegram and Signal Messenger.
Whatsapp offers end-to-end encryption and has all features you would want, including file sharing, location sharing, voice, and video calls, etc.
Telegram is developed in India while Signal messenger is an open-source and uses end-to-end encryption like WhatsApp.