Open Source Signal Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Signal is Element, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Signal and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Signal are Jitsi (Free, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Matrix.org (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 6, 2021

    1. 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]. [Note] **You can download the compiled apk for free from F-Droid**: ...
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      Conversations vs Signal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Conversations is a great alternative to Signal.
      crazypens30 Uses OMEMO, OTR, and/or GPG encryption and is decentralized. Also it's open source.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Has End-to-End encryption by default. Is decentral/federated so not to block or shutdown.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      rikich From my point of view Conversations is the most user-friendly XMPP client for Android. It also does not require a phone number, is decentralized and looks just great.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    2. RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and...
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      rikich Retroshare has all the advantages of Signal and none of its disadvantages.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    3. Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) is a full replacement for the default text messaging application: all messages are encrypted locally and messages to other Silence users are encrypted over the air.

      Discontinued

      Silence seems to be discontinued, the only commits for a long time have been translations and not code updates.

      https://git.silence.dev/Silence/Silence-Android/-/commits/master

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      Almost everyone thinks Silence is a great alternative to Signal.
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      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. Use Linphone for free, and enjoy its intuitive interface and advanced features with our free SIP service or with an existing SIP account.
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    4. An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Messages are stored securely on your device, not in the cloud. Connect directly with nearby contacts - no Internet access is required.
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      Briar vs Signal opinions
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      davyto Only for Android, no iOS or PC. It might be cool for some use cases but not for everyday use.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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    5. Delta Chat looks and feels like other popular messenger apps, but does not involve centralized control, tracking or selling you, friends, colleagues or family out to large organizations. "Privacy by Design" has never been more fun.
    6. Nextcloud Talk is a fully self-hosted audio/video and chat communication service. It features web and mobile apps and is designed to offer the highest degree of security while being easy to use.
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    7. ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.
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    8. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.
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      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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