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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 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 loads of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Facebook Messenger are Telegram, Element, Discord and Skype.

Facebook Messenger alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps 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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  1. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZulip supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingZulip supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Viber

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    With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.

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    Viber vs Facebook Messenger opinions
    Most users think Viber is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.


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    Linphone

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    Linphone is one of the most famous open source softphones in the world. It is fully SIP-based, for all calling, presence and IM features.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionLinphone has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Delta Chat

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    Delta Chat looks and feels like other popular messenger apps, but does not involve centralized control, tracking or selling you, friends, colleagues or family out to large organizations. "Privacy by Design" has never been more fun.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedDelta Chat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Nextcloud Talk

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    • Nextcloud

    Nextcloud Talk is a fully self-hosted audio/video and chat communication service. It features web and mobile apps and is designed to offer the highest degree of security while being easy to use.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud Talk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Trillian

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    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.

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    WeChat

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    WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about.

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    ChatSecure

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    ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.

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    LINE

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    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.

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    Most users think LINE is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger.
  10. Real-time picture chatting.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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