Kik Alternatives

    Kik is described as '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' and is a popular app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Kik for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, iPad and Windows. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Kik are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Free Personal, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and WhatsApp (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

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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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      Almost everyone thinks Telegram is a great alternative to Kik.
      brandonc doesn't require a smartphone
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      arndtadler other than with kik you need a thelephone-number in order to use Telegramm. For Kik you can just choose an id.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    1. 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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      It is encrypted, highly flexible and best, lets you set times of expiration of any messages to permanently and totally eliminate them.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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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    2. With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.
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    3. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
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      Most users think WhatsApp is a great alternative to Kik.


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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. Why Wire?
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    4. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.
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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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      Some users think Viber is a great alternative to Kik, some don't.
    5. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG]. [Note] **You can download the compiled apk for free from F-Droid**: ...
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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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