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 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 6, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      Free calls using open technology on Android. A heavily enhanced derivative of SIPdroid, adding support for ZRTP, SRTP, ENUM, ICE/TURN
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    1. Ricin aims to be a secure, lightweight, hackable and fully-customizable chat client using the awesome and open-source ToxCore library. We know that there are several .

    2. Emoty is a messaging application with emphasis on simplicity, freedom and safety. It's a client for RetroShare network, hence use the same decentralized, Friend-to-Friend network structure with end-to-end encryprtion.


      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.3, released in January 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    3. Lightweight & powerful XMPP client for iPhone and iPad.
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    4. Axolotl is a complete cross-platform Signal client, compatible with the Ubuntu Phone and more. Unlike the desktop Signal client, Axolotl is completely autonomous and doesn't require you to have created an account with the official Signal application.

    5. Home of the World's first free SIP/VoIP application for iPhone and iPod Touch 1 and 2.
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    6. Signal Messenger client for terminal. Written in Rust.
    7. Anonymous and fully encrypted peer-to-peer instant messenger for Android using onion routing (via Tor)!
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    8. Cost-free, easily usable, secure, open source platform for video calls using WebRTC technology.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Conduit is a simple, fast and reliable chat server powered by Matrix. Conduit is an alternative to Synapse and tries to be lightweight and easy to install, but it is still in development. What is Matrix?
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