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Signal Alternatives for Apple Watch

Signal is not available for Apple Watch but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Apple Watch alternative is Telegram, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Signal and seven of them are available for Apple Watch so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Apple Watch alternatives to Signal are Jitsi Meet, Viber, Facebook Messenger and WeChat.

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

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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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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    Telegram vs Signal opinions
    Some users think Telegram is a great alternative to Signal, some don't.

    Not end-to-end encrypted by default, contacts and data stored on servers.

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    Distortion

    Not E2EE by default, using doubtful encryption algorithm.

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    Just as private in practice, far more user friendly, more features, very lightweight.

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    Not end-te-end encrypted by default

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  2. Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.

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    Viber

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
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    • Blackberry 10
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    With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.

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    This alternative is disputed. Viber is still a legitimate alternative to Signal, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Facebook Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
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    • 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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    Facebook Messenger vs Signal opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Facebook Messenger is still a legitimate alternative to Signal, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    When I think of Signal, it's more of an encrypted messaging app. Facebook messenger is not privacy-oriented in any way (though it is also a messaging app.)

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    JohnFastman

    Facebook Messenger is a privacy-disrespecting app. I gathers as much data about users as possible so that Facebook can sell it to advertisers. That's a disgrace. The whole point of Signal is that it's not based on a business model that violates user privacy. Signal is end-to-end encrypted and gathers as little info about users as possible. Signal is hugely preferable. It's also open source (more trustworthy; you can check what it's designed to do).

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    WeChat

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about.

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    LINE

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    • Android Tablet
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    • Google Chrome

    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.

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    iMessage

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
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    Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch.

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