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Chat Alternatives

Chat is described as *'The mesh networking app you've been waiting for.

On a flight but not able to sit near your friends and family, camping trip in the middle of nowhere, on the subway?'* and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are seven alternatives to Chat for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Zulip. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Briar or Bridgefy. Other great apps like Chat are WorldChat, Zendo, xat and DisChat.

Chat alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Social Networks or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Chat.
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Chat iconChat
  • FreeProprietary
  • iPhone

The mesh networking app you've been waiting for.

On a flight but not able to sit near your friends and family,...

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  1. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

  2. An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

    private messages

  3. Bridgefy icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Integrating Bridgefy allows mobile devices to communicate in a secure and efficient way across large distances, without having them depend on access to a Wi-Fi network or a data plan.

  4. WorldChat icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Meet new people around the World on, the Original World Chat since 2011. Register your free Account or chat as Guest.

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  5. Zendo icon


    • Online

    Zendo is a Client Portal software that lets businesses handle customer requests in one place. Zendo helps sell bespoke services online; saves time by reducing context switching, manual and repetitive tasks, or managing customer communications.

    One Click Payments

  6. xat icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    xat is a fun social networking site with the coolest online chat box. Make friends, join a group or run your own chat. Over 2500 unique smilies to combine and use. Embed to your blog or page for free (no need to download). Also available on mobile.

    xat's official logo image
  7. DisChat icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    A private chatroom chatting program hidden as a chrome extension.

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