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Snapchat Alternatives for Linux

Snapchat is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Snapchat and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Snapchat are Telegram, Wire, Wickr 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.
This page was last updated May 26, 2022
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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.

    Signal vs Snapchat opinions
    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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  2. Telegram

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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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    Some users think Telegram is a great alternative to Snapchat, some don't.

    Telegram is a group messaging app, which is text based and not photo based.

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  3. Wire

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    • Online
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    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

    Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Snapchat.
  4. Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.

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



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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.

  7. Speek! is the first messenger that is anonymous and censorship-resistant by design. Speek! messenger encrypts all messages and is secure, private and decentralized.

  8. Messenger for WhatsApp™ (WA Messenger) is a wrapper for WhatsApp Web. It loads WhatsApp Web in toolbar popup UI and has badge icon text notification for all new conversations (even if toolbar popup is closed).

  9. Tauria

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    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The Only Video Calls, Messaging, Scheduling & File Sharing with Military Encryption.

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