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AirMessage Alternatives

AirMessage is described as 'Apple’s messaging network has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, though it has long been locked down to their platforms. But now, AirMessage makes it easy to send and receive messages to your friends and family through group chats, images, videos and audio messages!' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to AirMessage for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AirMessage are Skype, Pidgin, Wire and Conversations.

AirMessage alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AirMessage.
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  1. Signal icon

    Signal

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    203 alternatives to Signal 

    Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionSignal has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedSignal is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeSignal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Self Destructing MessagesSignal supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    5.  VoiP CallsSignal allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    6.  Dark ModeSignal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  No TrackingSignal will not track you or use your personal data.
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    It's not iMessage on android

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    Skype

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    • Online
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    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    314 alternatives to Skype 

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  VoiP CallsSkype allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Skype using IFTTT.
    5.  Live Captions TranslationSkype can add captions to a video call, audio messages or multimedia file and translate them in real time.
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    It's not iMessage on android

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    Pidgin

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    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    116 alternatives to Pidgin 

    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  VoiP CallsPidgin allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    4.  PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Wire

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    • Online
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    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    259 alternatives to 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 end-to-end-encryption.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionWire has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  VoiP CallsWire allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Wire to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Privacy focusedWire is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Multiple Account supportWire support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Conversations

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    143 alternatives to Conversations 

    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].

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    1.  DecentralizedConversations is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionConversations has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  OpenPGPConversations supports OpenPGP, a standard of PGP encryption that is open-source for public use.
    4.  GPG EncryptionConversations supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
    5.  Self Destructing MessagesConversations supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    6.  PGP EncryptionConversations supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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    Facebook Messenger

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    • Android Wear
    195 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  VoiP CallsFacebook Messenger allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Face FilterFacebook Messenger uses augmented reality to overlay visual effects/elements on a live video or image.
    3.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook Messenger.
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    FluffyChat

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    • Ubuntu Touch
    • F-Droid
    174 alternatives to FluffyChat 

    FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.

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    1.  DecentralizedFluffyChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionFluffyChat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedFluffyChat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Ad-freeFluffyChat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Dark ModeFluffyChat supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Trillian

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    140 alternatives to Trillian 

    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.

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    Adium

    72 alternatives to Adium 

    Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any...

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    Xabber

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    • Android
    • F-Droid
    133 alternatives to Xabber 

    Open source Jabber (XMPP) client with multi-account support, clean and simple interface. Being both free (as in freedom!) and ad-free, Xabber is designed to be the best Jabber client for Android .

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    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.6.6, released in October 2019, can be still downloaded from F-Droid, it's no longer available on Google Play Store

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