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Facebook Messenger Alternatives for iPhone

There are many alternatives to Facebook Messenger for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone alternative is Telegram, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Facebook Messenger and loads of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Facebook Messenger are Signal, Element, Discord and Skype.

Facebook Messenger alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Facebook Messenger.
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    Telegram

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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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    Most users think Telegram is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.
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    backed by a non profit (compared to fb's reliance on ad dollars)

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    tibi97427

    It's tidy, you want to search a link, a picture, a video : with messenger good luck, with telegram it's all organized.

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  2. 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.

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    It's the only one which is completely secure.

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    I like Signal because it allows me to message people without having to worry about my data being sold

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    nosborm

    Private. Open. Secure. etc.

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    Element

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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.
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    Discord

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    Whether you’re part of a school club, a gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often.

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    Skype

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    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    Most users think Skype is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.


  6. 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.

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  7. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

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    Most users think WhatsApp is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.
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    Wire

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    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.

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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

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    It's secure. It doesn't spy on you. It makes money from enterprise customers, no shady business.

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    Jami

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    Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement

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  10. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!

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    Most users think Hangouts is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.
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