Open Source Signal Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Signal is Element. 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 Dec 3, 2021

    1. QuickMSG is a secure messaging format and an Android App of the same name. With it you can send messages either to other contacts directly or to groups. Its aim is to combine the ease of use that messaging apps give with the security of encrypted email.
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    2. Cwtch (/k?t?/ - a Welsh word roughly translating to “a hug that creates a safe place”) is a decentralized, privacy-preserving, multi-party messaging protocol that can be used to build metadata resistant applications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      NekoX is an third-party Telegram client, based on Telegram-FOSS with features added.
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    3. Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

      Discontinued

      The last version 0.96.20 is from late 2010, but the software can still be downloaded from their website.

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    4. Astian Spika is an instant messaging service focused on speed, security and productivity. With great differences such as integration with Astian Cloud, support for video calls, calls among other features.
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    5. Zom's security and privacy features are powered by the amazing foundation created by the ChatSecure project, and works with other great apps like Conversations.
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    6. Quaternion is a cross-platform Qt5-based desktop IM client for Matrix, a reference desktop application using libQMatrixClient. Source code, issue tracker, roadmap etc. can be found at GitHub.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      Messenger for secured chats and groups (end-to-end encrypted).
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    7. Toxic is a client with an ncurses interface, written entirely in C. It has support for all basic features, as well as 1-on-1 audio/video chats, and is capable of working on bare-bones systems that lack graphical interfaces.
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