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Signal Alternatives for Windows Phone

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

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

    Telegram

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Online
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    • 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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    JellyBoy

    Not end-te-end encrypted by default

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  2. Skype icon

    Skype

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    Skype vs Signal opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Skype is still a legitimate alternative to Signal, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Skype has no focus on privacy or being open.

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    Not encrypted, data stored on Microsoft servers

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    Anipe

    Made by mycrosoft and isnt encrypted OR private

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    arndtadler

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

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  3. Viber icon

    Viber

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch

    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

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    • Windows S
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    • 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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    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.
    crazypens30

    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

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    • 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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    ICQ

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    • Java Mobile
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    • Kindle Fire

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).

    ICQ for Windows
  7. Free secure Germany-based messenger available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Sicher has true end-to-end encryption of both text messages and file attachments.

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  8. ringID icon

    ringID

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone

    Free calls, send messages, update status,Share stickers, secret chat and can send image, voice and video . Available for iOS, Android, Windows, Desktop and web.

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    AChatRoom

    • FreeProprietary
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    Allows users to connect using either text or webcam for video conferencing. Reliable chat room open all day and night allowing people to connect online.

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