Briar Alternatives

    Briar is described as 'An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Briar for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Briar are Signal (Free, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source), Threema (Paid, Open Source) and Telegram X (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 25, 2021

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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.
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      Telegram vs Briar opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Telegram is still a legitimate alternative to Briar, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Centralized and needs internet.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Centralized servers, unverified encryption, requires phone number to use.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Commercial project. Need Internet, Briar works without it.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      mplserin . Briar can send & receive messages and by mesh LAN P2P - does NOT require Internet, Telegram needs Internet to send/receive msgs.! Briar is open source & decentralized (e.g. not owned by 1 private entity); Telegram is centralized on commercial servers (proprietary). Briar does NOT require a phone number to use; Telegram verifies users with phone (many VoIP numbers don't work).
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    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.
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      Signal vs Briar opinions
      Some users think Signal is a great alternative to Briar, some don't.
      Signal is not decentralized. Required internet connection and phone number.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      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. Why Wire?
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    2. Threema is a new mobile messaging app that puts security first. With true end-to-end encryption, you can rest assured that only you and the intended recipient can read your messages.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Anonymous instant messaging for real privacy.

      Discontinued

      Last commit on GitHub is on August of 2017

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    7. Session is the world's first open-source, decentralised private messenger to use industry-leading Signal Protocol encryption — without asking for your phone number.
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      Session vs Briar opinions
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      Anonimous, no need of email or phone number. E2EE, open source etc.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    8. aTalk is an XMPP client that supports the following features: * Instant messaging in plain text and End-to-End encryption with OMEMO or OTR * OMEMO encryption is available during multi-user group chat session, giving users maximum privacy and security * Supports both voice...
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