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    Google Allo Alternatives

    Google Allo is described as 'smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, Smart Reply, and HUGE emojis & text. Allo brings you the Google Assistant. Smart Reply' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Google Allo for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, iPad and Windows. Most alternatives are Instant Messengers and Encrypted Chat Apps. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Google Allo are Signal (Free, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source), WhatsApp (Free) and Wire (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.
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      drliu1202 A few IM apps work in China mainland, one of them is wickr.
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    2. 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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      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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    3. 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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    4. Open source Jabber (XMPP) client with multi-account support, clean and simple interface. Being both free (as in freedom!) and ad-free, Xabber is designed to be the best Jabber client for Android .
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    5. An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features. The goal of Telegram X is to reinvent Telegram and explore new frontiers in speed, ease of use, quality of animations and all other aspects.
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      ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).
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    6. Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

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      Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    7. Kik is way more than just messaging. It’s the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore – all through chat. No phone numbers, just pick a username.
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