secure messenger

Here is the list of all the messaging services I recommend to use


  • Matrix.org

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted WebRTC Python JavaScript Go (Programming Language) Java Perl Website

    Matrix is an open standard for decentralized persistent communication over IP.
    It can be used for
    decentralised group chat,
    WebRTC signaling,
    IoT-data transfer,
    and generally to link together fragmented silos of communication.

     

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  • Riot.im

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Chrome Safari F-Droid Firefox Website

    Riot (formerly Vector) is an opensource interoperable app running on Web, iOS and Android. It is built around chat rooms, both public and private and provides messaging, filesharing, voice and video conferencing (beta on Android and web), integrations to tools like GitHub, Jira, Jenkins and much more soon. Vector is built on the Small Matrix.org iconMatrix.org open standard which provides bridges to other systems such as Slack, IRC and a lot more soon. One can use the hosted service or run their own.

     

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  • Jami

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Website

    Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms.

     

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  • Tox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD Website

    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.

     

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  • Jitsi Meet

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Jitsi Meet lets you stay in touch with all your teams, be they family, friends, or colleagues. Instant video conferences, efficiently adapting to your scale.

     

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  • Jitsi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone BSD iPad Website

    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
    It can handle every firewall, and has many other useful features.

    Jitsi is completely open source / free software, and is freely available under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

     

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  • Briar

    Free Android Website

    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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  • ChatSecure

    Free iPhone iPad Website

    ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP.

     

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  • Conversations

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].

    [Note]
    You can download the compiled apk for free from F-Droid:
    https://f-droid.org/repository/browse%20/?fdid=eu.siacs.conversations

    or

    • you can buy Conversations in the Google Play Store
    • if you are a software developer, you can check out the sources from GitHub and use Small Gradle iconGradle to build your own apk file

     

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  • Wire

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Wire is a secure and private messenger for phones, tablets and desktop. Crystal clear voice and video calls, private group chats, file sharing, audio and video messages - everything is end-to-end encrypted. Wire works on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux and any modern web browser.

    Why Wire?

    • Everything on Wire is private and always end-to-end encrypted.
    • Voice and video calls offer best-in-class quality.
    • Fast and secure messenger with pics, sketches and GIFs.
    • Audio and video messages with just a tap.
    • File sharing of any file format from mobile to tablet to desktop.
    • Youtube, Vimeo video clips and Spotify, SoundCloud tracks embedded in chats.
    • Wire offers group chat with up to 128 people.
    • Protected by EU privacy laws.
    • Wire is open source.
    • Synced across our phone, tablet and desktop.
    • You can build your own Wire client.

     

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  • Signal

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Ubuntu Touch Website

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!

    Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

    • Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
    • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
    • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
    • Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
    • Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
    • Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
    • Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
    • Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
    • View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub (https://github.com/WhisperSystems ).
    • Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.

     

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