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    Session Alternatives

    Session is described as 'is the world's first open-source, decentralised private messenger to use industry-leading Signal Protocol encryption — without asking for your phone number' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Session for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Session are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Matrix.org (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2022

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      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. 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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      RemovedUser Signal isn't decentralised,it isn't open source and it requires your phone number.It isn't trustworthy anymore.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    2. Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.
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      RemovedUser Element is decentralised,fully open source and end-to-end encrypted by default.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    3. 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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      • Go (Programming Language)
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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.


    4. With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.
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    5. Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption. Why Wire?
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    6. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
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    7. 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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    8. Keybase is a new and free security app for mobile phones and computers. For the geeks among us: it's open source and powered by public-key cryptography.
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