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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      SliQ brings voice, video calling and entertainment that works even over networks where other apps fail. With SliQ, experience video calls that scale from very high quality on WiFi or 4G/3G to an uninterrupted smooth video calling experience on 2G/3G networks in emerging markets.
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    1. Stack is a Reinvented internet launchpad, increasing the efficiency of working with the web by allowing simultaneous use of multiple apps within a neatly organized working environment & immersive split screen view.
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    2. Skype Lite lets you send free text messages and make voice & video calls even under limited network conditions. Stay connected Skype Lite is optimized for 2G and unstable network connections, so you can stay connected with friends and family.
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      YeeCall Messenger brings you amazing HD Video Call with retouch filter, crystal clear Voice Call, free Conference Call with up to 20 people, fastest and the most stable Messenger you ever have!
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    3. With group calls up to 256 users, Video4sure is an easy way to make video calls or setup group meetings. No need to register, install or pay. As soon as you visit the home page, it generates a unique invite link that you can share with your contacts.
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    4. Finch is a console-based IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, IRC, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It runs on Unixes. It uses GLib and ncurses.
    5. Online Video Call is a free service offering private one to one or group video calls. Chat with family, friends and colleagues anytime, anywhere in private.
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    6. Chat, date, find taxis, manage projects and tasks and more all in one app. Mobile Node is a feature rich app that lets users to communicate securely, and since no user generated content are stored on the server-side, your privacy is guaranteed.

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      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.001.005, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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      Tribe is the easiest way to message. Just press and hold to record a message. Release to send. * No keyboard - Isn't typing one of the worst mobile experiences? * One-hand only - Send messages when holding a coffee, a suitcase or an umbrella.
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    7. One to one webcam chat.
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