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Pidgin Alternatives for iPhone

Pidgin is not available for iPhone but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPhone alternative is Matrix.org, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Pidgin and many of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Pidgin are Jami, Trillian, Facebook Messenger and IM+.

Pidgin alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pidgin.
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  1. Matrix.org icon

    Matrix.org

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl
    134 alternatives to Matrix.org 

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionMatrix.org has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  DecentralizedMatrix.org is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Multiple Account supportMatrix.org support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    4.  VoiP CallsMatrix.org allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Matrix.org simultaneously.
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    Matrix.org vs Pidgin opinions
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    Matrix does allow multi-protocol chat via "bridges". https://matrix.org/bridges/

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    It's not a universal messaging platform

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    Jami

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    134 alternatives to Jami 

    Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement

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    1.  DecentralizedJami is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedJami is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeJami doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  End-to-End EncryptionJami has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    5.  Screen SharingYou can use Jami to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Jami conference call Linux
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    Jami vs Pidgin opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Jami is still a legitimate alternative to Pidgin, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    Pidgin more focused on text and mutiprotocol messaging. While Ring more focused on a distributed non-multiprotocol service.

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  3. Trillian icon

    Trillian

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    140 alternatives to Trillian 

    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.

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    Trillian vs Pidgin opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Trillian is a great alternative to Pidgin.
    Guest

    Pidgen supports multiple accounts from multiple services, while this is a single service. So instead of allowing you to use all your existing accounts it requires you to use their account. The beauty of Pidgen is that you can connect with your friends using the service they use instead of trying to sell them on the service you want to use.

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    Facebook Messenger

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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    194 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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  5. IM+ icon

    IM+

    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    105 alternatives to IM+ 

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.

    The widest selection of unique features that you won't find in any other IM client!.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportIM+ support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    IM+ on iPhone
    IM+ vs Pidgin opinions
    Most users think IM+ is a great alternative to Pidgin.
    Guest

    Supports multiple messaging apps

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    ICQ

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    • Windows
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    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    103 alternatives to ICQ 

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).

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    ICQ vs Pidgin opinions
    Some users think ICQ is a great alternative to Pidgin, some don't.
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    Librem Chat

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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • PureOS (Purism)
    • F-Droid
    177 alternatives to Librem Chat 

    Librem Chat offers you an end-to-end encrypted chat application including text, voice, and video for one-on-one calls and large group chats. Based on the universal Matrix chat protocol ensuring you can communicate with people inside or outside the librem.

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    1.  VoiP CallsLibrem Chat allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionLibrem Chat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  DecentralizedLibrem Chat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    4.  Ad-freeLibrem Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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      SliQ

      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      56 alternatives to SliQ 

      SliQ brings voice, video calling and entertainment that works even over networks where other apps fail. With SliQ, experience video calls that scale from very high quality on WiFi or 4G/3G to an uninterrupted smooth video calling experience on 2G/3G networks in emerging markets.

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      1.  VoiP CallsSliQ allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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        YeeCall

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        • iPhone
        • Android Tablet
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        71 alternatives to YeeCall 

        YeeCall Messenger brings you amazing HD Video Call with retouch filter, crystal clear Voice Call, free Conference Call with up to 20 people, fastest and the most stable Messenger you ever have!

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        1.  VoiP CallsYeeCall allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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        • Beeper icon

          Beeper

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          • Android
          • iPhone
          • iPad
          9 alternatives to Beeper 

          Beeper is a fast multiprotocol single app to chat on iMessage, WhatsApp, and 13 other networks. You can search, snooze, or archive messages. And with a unified inbox, you’ll never miss a message again.

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