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    Google Messages Alternatives

    Google Messages is described as 'Messages is Google's communications app for Android to helps send and receive SMS and MMS messages. You can also send group texts as well as your favorite pictures, videos and even audio messages to your contacts' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Google Messages for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Messages are Hangouts (Free), QKSMS (Free, Open Source), FluffyChat (Free, Open Source) and Status (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2021

    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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    2. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!
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    3. QKSMS brings a refreshingly beautiful and responsive Material Design touch to the stale state of text messaging.
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      QKSMS vs Google Messages opinions
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      sam_lucas Sleek and feature rich SMS client, with the best (configurable) UI of any messaging app I've seen. Even has advanced features like scheduled messages, which Android Messages is lacking.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch.
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    7. Back in 2018, Signal allowed the user to set a passphrase to secure the local message database. But this option was removed with the introduction of file-based encryption on Android. Molly brings it back again with additional security features.
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    8. Access messages everywhere Whether you are working at your computer, reading on your tablet, or watching the game on your TV. Pulse is with you everywhere, so you never miss a message.
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    9. TeleGuard is the data-secure messenger from Swisscows. TeleGuard encrypts every message and all telephone calls with encryption algorithm currently available: SALSA 20.
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    10. Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS app.
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