ChatSecure Alternatives

    ChatSecure is described as 'free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security' and is a popular app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ChatSecure for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like ChatSecure are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Free Personal, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Jami (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 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 ChatSecure opinions
      Some users think Telegram is a great alternative to ChatSecure, some don't.
      Windows version doesn't have secret chat.
      Negative comment almost 5 years 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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      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.
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    2. 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.
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    3. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement Open Source and cross-platform. Jami gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.
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    4. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.
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    5. 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]. [Note] **You can download the compiled apk for free from F-Droid**: ...
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      Conversations vs ChatSecure opinions
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      InsaneFromEarth Handles OTR better (supporting being login in multiple location) and cleaner interface
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    6. 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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      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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    7. 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.

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      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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