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shMessenger Alternatives

shMessenger is described as 'ShMessenger Mobile is a free instant messaging client for mobile phones, which supports YMSG (Yahoo!), MSN and GTalk protocols. In just a few minutes, you can chat with your friends on Yahoo!, MSN or GTalk from your mobile phone' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to shMessenger for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Online / Web-based and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like shMessenger are WhatsApp, Zulip, Conversations and Linphone.

shMessenger alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of shMessenger.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Java Mobile

ShMessenger Mobile is a free instant messaging client for mobile phones, which supports YMSG (Yahoo!), MSN and GTalk...

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  1. Telegram icon

    Telegram

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

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTelegram consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTelegram has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTelegram is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeTelegram supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ PortableTelegram can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineTelegram can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportTelegram support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesTelegram can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
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    Telegram Desktop
  2. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWhatsApp has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeWhatsApp supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationWhatsApp supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Android (1)


  3. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZulip supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingZulip supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  4. 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].

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedConversations is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionConversations has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Linphone

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Xfce

    Linphone is one of the most famous open source softphones in the world. It is fully SIP-based, for all calling, presence and IM features.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionLinphone has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    iOS Assistant


  6. Facebook Messenger icon

    Facebook Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear

    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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    Telegram X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Telegram

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

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Trillian

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad

    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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    Xabber

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    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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  10. The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use XMPP client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGajim is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGajim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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