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    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 Jan 3, 2022

    1. Technitium Bit Chat is a secure, peer-to-peer (p2p), open source instant messenger designed to provide end-to-end encryption. It can be used over Internet and private LAN networks for instant messaging and file transfer.
    2. AtomJump.com is a well tuned hosted version of the free open-source AtomJump.org. It is free to chat publicly with your family, group or co-workers on your own group.
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    3. Messenger for WhatsApp™ (WA Messenger) is a wrapper for WhatsApp Web. It loads WhatsApp Web in toolbar popup UI and has badge icon text notification for all new conversations (even if toolbar popup is closed).
    4. Quaternion is a cross-platform Qt5-based desktop IM client for Matrix, a reference desktop application using libQMatrixClient. Source code, issue tracker, roadmap etc. can be found at GitHub.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      The motivation behind the project is to provide a native desktop app for Matrix that feels more like a mainstream chat app (Riot, Telegram etc) and less like an IRC client.
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    5. Axolotl is a complete cross-platform Signal client, compatible with the Ubuntu Phone and more. Unlike the desktop Signal client, Axolotl is completely autonomous and doesn't require you to have created an account with the official Signal application.
    6. Signal Messenger client for terminal. Written in Rust.
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      • Windows
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      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      The Only Video Calls, Messaging, Scheduling & File Sharing with Military Encryption. Zero-Knowledge Conference Calls
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