Free Telegram Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Telegram is Signal, which is both free and 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 (Free Personal, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source) and Jitsi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021

    1. Keybase is a new and free security app for mobile phones and computers. For the geeks among us: it's open source and powered by public-key cryptography.
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      Keybase vs Telegram opinions
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      everything is encrypted and gives cloud drive, git, a stellar wallet other than a chat
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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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      Most users think Viber is a great alternative to Telegram.


    2. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.
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    3. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG]. [Note] **You can download the compiled apk for free from F-Droid**: ...
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      Almost everyone thinks Conversations is a great alternative to Telegram.
      Has crypto by default. Is decentral/federated so not to block or shutdown.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    4. Proficonf is a lightning fast and powerful video conferencing web app. That allows you to participate in one-click meetings with up to 250 participants, share your screen, apps, tabs, and documents.
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      Almost everyone thinks Proficonf is a great alternative to Telegram.
      I_never_give_up Supports video chat. Telegram doesn't.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Padaone Proficonf supports video communication. Also, audio quality is much better with Proficonf.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    5. An open-source decentralized and encrypted messaging app even without internet connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Messages are stored securely on your device, not in the cloud. Connect directly with nearby contacts - no Internet access is required.
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    6. Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) is a full replacement for the default text messaging application: all messages are encrypted locally and messages to other Silence users are encrypted over the air.

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      Silence seems to be discontinued, the only commits for a long time have been translations and not code updates.

      https://git.silence.dev/Silence/Silence-Android/-/commits/master

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      Almost everyone thinks Silence is a great alternative to Telegram.
      Silence is just an SMS app
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    7. Session is the world's first open-source, decentralised private messenger to use industry-leading Signal Protocol encryption — without asking for your phone number.
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      Almost everyone thinks Session is a great alternative to Telegram.
      CryinRyan fork of signal. much better privacy due to decentralized servers. great telegram alternative.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      MrPrivacy similar features but more privtate
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      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 Telegram opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Facebook Messenger is still a legitimate alternative to Telegram, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      JohnFastman Nasty, closed-sourced, privacy-invading app by a company whose business model is based on selling private user data to the highest bidder. Stay away if you value your online privacy and security (where will your data be in 20 years and how could it be used against you then?). Telegram, Signal and Wire are hugely preferable because they use encryption.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    8. Delta Chat looks and feels like other popular messenger apps, but does not involve centralized control, tracking or selling you, friends, colleagues or family out to large organizations. "Privacy by Design" has never been more fun.
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