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    Axolotl Alternatives

    Axolotl is described as 'complete cross-platform Signal client, compatible with the Ubuntu Phone and more. Unlike the desktop Signal client, Axolotl is completely autonomous and doesn't require you to have created an account with the official Signal application' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Axolotl for a variety of platforms, including Android, Windows, Linux, Mac and iPhone. Most alternatives are Instant Messengers and Encrypted Chat Apps. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Axolotl are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Matrix.org (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2022

    1. 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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    2. Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) is a full replacement for the default text messaging application: all messages are encrypted locally and messages to other Silence users are encrypted over the air.

      Discontinued

      Silence seems to be discontinued, the only commits for a long time have been translations and not code updates.

      https://git.silence.dev/Silence/Silence-Android/-/commits/master

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    3. Delta Chat looks and feels like other popular messenger apps, but does not involve centralized control, tracking or selling you, friends, colleagues or family out to large organizations. "Privacy by Design" has never been more fun.
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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Nextcloud
      Nextcloud Talk is a fully self-hosted audio/video and chat communication service. It features web and mobile apps and is designed to offer the highest degree of security while being easy to use.
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    4. WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about.
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    5. Messages is Google's communications app for Android to helps send and receive SMS and MMS messages. You can also send group texts as well as your favorite pictures, videos and even audio messages to your contacts.
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    6. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.
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    7. An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features. The goal of Telegram X is to reinvent Telegram and explore new frontiers in speed, ease of use, quality of animations and all other aspects.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).
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    8. FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS. Open Opensource and open development where everyone can join. Nonprofit FluffyChat is donation funded. Cute ? Cute design and many theme settings including a dark mode.
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