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    BlackBerry Messenger Alternatives

    BlackBerry Messenger is described as 'The consumer version of BlackBerry Messenger will be discontinued on May 31st, 2019' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to BlackBerry Messenger for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, iPad and Windows. Most alternatives are Instant Messengers, Group Chat Apps and Video Calling Apps. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like BlackBerry Messenger are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and WhatsApp (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 19, 2021
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    The consumer version of BlackBerry Messenger will be discontinued on May 31st, 2019.
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      Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
    1. 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.


    2. Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.
    3. With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.
    4. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.


    5. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!
    6. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.
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      With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.
    7. 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].
    8. 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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