iMessage Alternatives for Android

    iMessage is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to iMessage and many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to iMessage are Skype (Freemium), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source), Conversations (Free, Open Source) and Facebook Messenger (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Kindle Fire
      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 pick a username.
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    1. Chat, browse and transact securely in an open source community committed to bringing the power of Ethereum and a more distributed internet to your pocket.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • HP webOS
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.
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    2. Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life. Installs quickly. It's less than 10MB to install, saving storage space on your phone. Saves data. It loads fast, runs efficiently and uses less mobile data.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Olvid, the most secure messaging app in the world. Olvid guarantees the total and definitive confidentiality of exchanges, relying solely on the mutual trust of interlocutors. For the first time, security does not rely on trusted servers.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Full-featured XMPP messenger.
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    3. Skype Lite lets you send free text messages and make voice & video calls even under limited network conditions. Stay connected Skype Lite is optimized for 2G and unstable network connections, so you can stay connected with friends and family.
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    4. TeleGuard is the data-secure messenger from Swisscows. TeleGuard encrypts every message and all telephone calls with encryption algorithm currently available: SALSA 20.
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    5. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids to connect with close friends and family from their tablet or smartphone. Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts, which creates a more controlled environment.
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    6. Fring is a VoIP (voice over internet) app that allows you to make 2-way video calls, voice calls and live chat for free, from your phone or iPod.

      Discontinued

      The apps seem to be no longer updated. Last versions, released in February 2014, can be still downloaded from the appstores.

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