Facebook Messenger Alternatives

    Facebook Messenger is a fast and ubiquitous way to message. With the ability to message cross-platform to anyone using Messenger on the web, iOS, Android, Windows, and any other support operating system, it is understandably a popular way to message everyone at once.

    That said, there are alternatives to Messenger that are also popular and provide additional security in the form of end-to-end encryption. This is especially helpful and important to securing the contents of your messages to friends, family, and other contacts, ensuring peace of mind for everyone involved.

    At the end of the day, though, Facebook is one of the biggest forces on the Internet. It can seem daunting or pointless to try and find ways against using services from a company that seems to be everywhere you look, but AlternativeTo has you covered with a hand-made curated list of apps and services you can use to live without Facebook or any of its services, including Messenger.

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

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      Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.
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      Most users think IM+ is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.
    1. Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.
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    2. Miranda New Generation is a successor of a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows - Miranda IM . Very light on system resources and extremely fast.
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    3. Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

      Discontinued

      The application is not developed actively anymore. The source code has been made open for the community to take over but that didn't make any impact: https://github.com/ifwe/digsby | https://web.archive.org/web/20121205002331/http://blog.digsby.com/archives/1969/

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    4. Unofficial Facebook Messenger app.
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    5. Plus Messenger is an messaging app that uses Telegram 's API. Plus Messenger has all of Telegram's features plus themes. Plus Messenger is free for android devices.
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      What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * Toggle notifications on/off * Drag-drop, copy-paste or attach-button for image upload.
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    6. Kontalk is a secure instant messenger, allowing you to send and receive text, image and voice messages (other file types coming soon) to and from other Kontalk users completely free of charge. Kontalk Features: - Your phone number is your ID. No usernames or passwords.
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      An instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network.
    7. Messenger for Desktop is a wrapper for the official client messenger.com. Therefore it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the messenger.com web app. MFD doesn't touch your messages, account or personal data. All that is handled securely by Facebook.

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      Be careful during the installation: Forum

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