Free Telegram Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Telegram is Signal, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Telegram and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Telegram are Element (Freemium, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source) and Jitsi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 2021

    1. Luka is a messenger with bots. Talk to bots and your friends in the same place: make weekend plans, play games, find restaurants and more. Ask Luka and he will hook you up with the right bot.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows Phone
      Talk2Me allows Push To Talk or Walke-Talkie like functionality for Windows Phone 7 Users.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Unofficial WhatsApp Client for Windows

      Discontinued

      App unavailable at official link.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GyachE Improved (GyachI) is a fork from Gyach Enhanced Yahoo! client for Linux operating systems. This Yahoo! client supports almost all of the features you would expect to find on the official Windows Yahoo!
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Odle allows users to communicate with each other regardless of language differences. Odle is changing the way users communicate. With real-time, multilingual interpretation, connect with people anywhere in the world no matter what language they speak.
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    2. AQQ is a Polish (but available in English) multiprotocol instant messenger with support of: AQQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen and ICQ.
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    3. Pen Pals® is a new and refreshing way to meet and chat with people. Just send out a letter and you’ll receive replies from people around the world. Earn stamps, collect rewards and explore the world - one new friend at a time.
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    4. Currently no messaging platform allows you to change the rights to your messages after you hit send.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Textie Messaging is the unlimited text and photo messaging app for Android and iOS. If you and a friend are still paying to text each other, try using Textie Messaging instead—and communicate for free.

      Discontinued

      The app is no longer updated and Android version is not on Google play store anymore. Last iPhone version, 1.4.0, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the Appstore.

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    5. The one and only secure messaging app Protect your privacy!

      Discontinued

      App was discontinued on April 1st of 2016. See http://www.myenigma.com/

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