Kik Alternatives for Linux

    Kik is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Telegram, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Kik and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Kik are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Wire (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 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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      Telegram vs Kik opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Telegram is a great alternative to Kik.
      brandonc doesn't require a smartphone
      Positive comment about 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 over 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.
    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. FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS. Open Opensource and open development where everyone can join. Nonprofit FluffyChat is donation funded. Cute ? Cute design and many theme settings including a dark mode.
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    8. Chat, browse and transact securely in an open source community committed to bringing the power of Ethereum and a more distributed internet to your pocket.
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