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Path is described as 'personal social network designed to help you be closer with family and friends. Now with Path 3, we’ve added private messaging and stickers so you can chat instantly with the ones you love. By focusing on beautiful design and simple experience, Path maintains a 5 star' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Path for a variety of platforms, including Android, Online / Web-based, Android Tablet, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Path are WhatsApp, Diaspora, Zulip and Facebook.

Path alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Group Chat Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Path.
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  1. Telegram icon

    Telegram

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    262 alternatives to Telegram 

    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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    1.  LightweightTelegram consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeTelegram doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionTelegram has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedTelegram is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Dark ModeTelegram supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  VoiP CallsTelegram allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    7.  PortableTelegram can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  Works OfflineTelegram can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Multiple Account supportTelegram support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Telegram iOS #1
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    WhatsApp

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Wear
    249 alternatives to WhatsApp 

    WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionWhatsApp has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Dark ModeWhatsApp supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationWhatsApp supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Support for @mentionsWhatsApp supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    5.  VoiP CallsWhatsApp allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    6.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in WhatsApp.
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    Diaspora

    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Ruby
    158 alternatives to Diaspora 

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want.

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    1.  DecentralizedDiaspora is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedDiaspora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingDiaspora will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Support for ActivityPubDiaspora support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    5.  Support for MarkDownDiaspora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Zulip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    223 alternatives to Zulip 

    Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations. Zulip's threading makes it easy for people not always on chat (like managers, remote team members, contractors, part-time workers, etc) to weigh in on...

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  5. Facebook icon

    Facebook

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Tor
    • KaiOS
    216 alternatives to Facebook 

    Free online social media and network service connecting people with friends, family, classmates and more.

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Facebook using IFTTT.
    2.  Facial RecognitionFacebook can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationFacebook supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Personalized RecommendationsFacebook can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    5.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook.
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    Facebook new login page


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    Viber

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    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    170 alternatives to Viber 

    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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    1.  Desktop SharingViber enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    2.  VoiP CallsViber allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Conversations

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    143 alternatives to Conversations 

    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].

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    1.  DecentralizedConversations is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionConversations has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  OpenPGPConversations supports OpenPGP, a standard of PGP encryption that is open-source for public use.
    4.  GPG EncryptionConversations supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
    5.  Self Destructing MessagesConversations supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    6.  PGP EncryptionConversations supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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    Facebook Messenger

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    • Android Wear
    195 alternatives to Facebook Messenger 

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

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    1.  VoiP CallsFacebook Messenger allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Face FilterFacebook Messenger uses augmented reality to overlay visual effects/elements on a live video or image.
    3.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook Messenger.
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    Telegram X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Telegram
    208 alternatives to Telegram X 

    An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features.

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    1.  Ad-freeTelegram X doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Telegram X.
    4.  VoiP CallsTelegram X allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Xabber

    • Online
    • Android
    • F-Droid
    133 alternatives to Xabber 

    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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    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.6.6, released in October 2019, can be still downloaded from F-Droid, it's no longer available on Google Play Store

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