Pidgin Alternatives for iPhone

    Pidgin is not available for iPhone but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPhone alternative is Jitsi, 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 Matrix.org (Free, Open Source), Jami (Free, Open Source), Trillian (Freemium) and ICQ (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
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      Jitsi vs Pidgin opinions
      Most users think Jitsi is a great alternative to Pidgin.
      It's only focused on video chat, no more Xmpp Support
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      Jitsi is now a video-chat only application, with no support for XMPP/Jabber functionality.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      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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    2. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement Open Source and cross-platform. Jami gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.
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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.
      Pidgin more focused on text and mutiprotocol messaging. While Ring more focused on a distributed non-multiprotocol service.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. 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.
      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.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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


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      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.
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      Most users think IM+ is a great alternative to Pidgin.
    4. Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.
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    5. Librem Chat – end-to-end encrypted chat, VOIP, and video calling used by millions of people * Chat rooms * Share images, videos, and files * Make voice and video calls * Keep your conversations secret with end-to-end encryption * Free and open-source software
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      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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      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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