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Smartphone Messaging Apps

Having a computer in your pocket is the norm nowadays with the proliferation of smartphones. That means that communicating over the Internet with specialized apps has become the norm as well. After all, why potentially subject yourself to international calling fees and poor cell reception when you can just call someone using WhatsApp or Telegram or Signal and not pay any money at all for substantially better audio quality?

Those three apps and more can be found on this page and provide free and easy-to-use interfaces to send text-based messages; attach photos, videos, and music; and make free voice (and oftentimes even video!) calls internationally.

Platforms

  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • Online
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Windows Phone
  • Linux
  • Android Wear
  • Apple Watch
  • Blackberry
  • Kindle Fire
  • Windows S
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Features

  • Group chat
  • Encrypted chat
  • Voice Call
  • Chat
  • Self destructing messages
  • Photo Sharing
  • Apps with End-to-End Encryption
  • Based on phone number
  • Voice messages
  • Video calling
  • Integrated File Sharing
  • Multiple languages
  • Stickers
  • Push to talk
  • Secret chats
  • Security focused
  • Private Chat
  • Private messaging
  • No Internet required
  • Works Offline
  • Anonymity
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License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

Telegram

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

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WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

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Signal

TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!

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Viber

Viber is a mobile application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. .

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Wire

Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure...

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Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.Top Features:

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WeChat

WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app.

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FireChat

Chat "off-the-grid" with people around you – even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage.

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Kik

Get connected.

Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just p...

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Wickr

Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.

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MeowChat

MeowChat is a fun place to chat and meet new friends. Chat instantly with new people nearby or around the world.

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Tango

Tango allows you to easily connect with friends & family or make new friends.

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Briar

An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.Messages are stored securely on your device, not in the cloud. Connect directly with nearby contacts - no Internet access is required.

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KakaoTalk

KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free. (no SMS service)

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BlackBerry Messenger

Discontinued

Consumer version will be discontinued on May 31st, 2019. Business versions will continue to be supported.

The consumer version of BlackBerry Messenger will be discontinued on May 31st, 2019.

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Google Allo

Discontinued

The app has been shutdown completely in March 2019. Some features will be brought to Small Android Messages iconAndroid Messages

Google Allo is a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, Smart Reply, and HUGE emojis & text.

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Tinder

Tinder is how people meet. It's like real life, but better.

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Sicher

Free secure Germany-based messenger available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Sicher has true end-to-end encryption of both text messages and file attachments.

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Bleep

Discontinued

The website is not available anymore

Private instant messaging via secure, distributed technology.Download & Go

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Dasher Messenger

Dasher lets you do more than just text message. It's messaging with benefits:· Connect with friends worldwide for free· Start a group chat

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ZombieChat

When the world goes dark and the cell towers stop working, ZombieChat carries on.Send and receive text and picture messages to people nearby.

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Peerio

Discontinued

Peerio has been acquired by WorkJam (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190113005023/en/WorkJam-Announces-Acquisition-Peerio-Technologies ), and the website is offline.

Peerio integrates cloud storage with a messaging platform so you can safely keep your important files online and ready to send from anywhere. With end-to-end encryption, messages and files are encrypted.

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Promegle

Promegle is a client for Small Omegle iconOmegle which is a great way of meeting new friends. It is a one-on-one chat with a randomly picked stranger.

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Plus Messenger

Plus Messenger is an messaging app that uses...

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StealthChat

StealthChat is a new secure app for calling and chatting with your friends and partners. With advanced encryption technology, your phone calls and chat messages are private.

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