Open Source Facebook Messenger Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Facebook Messenger is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Facebook Messenger and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Facebook Messenger are Element (Free Personal, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source), Jitsi Meet (Free, Open Source) and Tox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 24, 2021

    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 Facebook Messenger opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Signal is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.
      It's the most secure messaging app out there. Unlike messenger it doesn't rely on personal tracking and ad funding, but is backed by a non-profit.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's the only one which is completely secure.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      • Matrix.org
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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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      Most users think Element is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.


    2. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
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    3. Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed. What else can you do with Jitsi Meet?
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    4. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Tox is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.


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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      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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      Wire vs Facebook Messenger opinions
      Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.
      It supports multiple apps, and has rich chat features and group chats
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's secure. It doesn't spy on you. It makes money from enterprise customers, no shady business.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    5. Rambox gives you the possibility to add common services many times you need, all in one place. It's perfect for people who work with many services for business and private accounts.
      Rambox vs Facebook Messenger opinions
      Some users think Rambox is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger, some don't.
      Rambox doesn't provide any chat services itself, it only wraps other services (including Facebook Messenger) in a nice UI.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    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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    7. RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and...
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    8. 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 Facebook Messenger opinions
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      Has End-to-End encryption by default. Is decentral/federated so not to block or shutdown.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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