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Open Source Snapchat Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Snapchat is Signal. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Snapchat and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Snapchat are Wire, Pixelfed, Molly and FluffyChat.

Snapchat 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 Snapchat.
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Real-time picture chatting.

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  1. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.

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    Almost everyone thinks Signal is a great alternative to Snapchat.
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    Signal includes self-destructing messages and an image editor allowing for text and drawing to be added to a photo in a way similar to Snapchat.

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    If you want a secure chat you should use Signal or Riot. Data-Privacy is not just a personal but also a social and political issue. Choose responsible.

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    Wire

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    Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption.

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    Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Snapchat.


  3. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram.

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  4. Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

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  5. FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.

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    Status

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    Chat, browse and transact securely in an open source community committed to bringing the power of Ethereum and a more distributed internet to your pocket.

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    PixelDroid

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    PixelDroid is a Free and Open Source Android client for Pixelfed, the federated image sharing platform.

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    Tinode

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Fully open source instant messaging server and clients. No proprietary components or non-free dependencies. Backend in pure Go (GPL 3.0), with a command-line administration tool in python + gRPC. Clients for Android, iPhone, and Web - ReactJS (all licensed under Apache 2.0).

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  9. An encrypted instant messaging with video call and GPS features for android.

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    Telegram WebZ

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    • Online

    This project won the first prize 磊 at Telegram Lightweight Client Contest and now is an official Telegram client available to anyone at web.telegram.org/z.

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