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

    1. 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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    2. Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch.
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      brandonc integrates iMessage chats alongside SMS conversations, and make all your SMS chats from an iphone available on multiple devices
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      Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible multi-protocol system suitable for personal and enterprise use.
    3. Download an improved version of Telegram desktop with the ability to pin 50 chats, add favorites, view crypto prices, and sort by message category built using the Telegram API


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    4. Nertivia is an chat client that allows you to chat to anyone across the world. There are a lot of features that don't require you to pay at all such as, gif profile pictures, free custom emojis and more coming soon!
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    5. Facechat - Facebook dating. Meet new friends around the world. Free online chat rooms LIVE! no e-mail, no password, no registration, 100% anonymous, chat in your own language.
    6. Librem Chat – end-to-end encrypted chat, VOIP, and video calling used by millions of people * Chat rooms * Share images, videos, and files * Make voice and video calls * Keep your conversations secret with end-to-end encryption * Free and open-source software
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    7. Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin . Over 250 add-ons allow user customization of, and addition of, features.


      Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.

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    8. VideoMeeting is a free and open source video conference solution built to have video calls and chats using your web browser. It is a pure web application based on WebRTC that can provide communication features within your web browser.
    9. Features of Patch Unlike modded apks no backend tracking or ads. Completely open code (txt files) thus no privacy concerns.
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