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. An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features. The goal of Telegram X is to reinvent Telegram and explore new frontiers in speed, ease of use, quality of animations and all other aspects.
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      Almost everyone thinks Telegram X is a great alternative to Telegram.
    2. ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.
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      Most users think ChatSecure is a great alternative to Telegram.


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      LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.
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      Some users think LINE is a great alternative to Telegram, some don't.
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      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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      Some users think WeChat is a great alternative to Telegram, some don't.
    3. FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iOS and Mac OS.
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      Most users think FaceTime is a great alternative to Telegram.


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      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).
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      Most users think ICQ is a great alternative to Telegram.
    4. An advanced gaming chat platform competitor to Discord with features like calendars, advanced voice chat, and forums to better manage and grow your gaming communities.
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      Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.
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      Most users think IM+ is a great alternative to Telegram.
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      Open source Jabber (XMPP) client with multi-account support, clean and simple interface. Being both free (as in freedom!) and ad-free, Xabber is designed to be the best Jabber client for Android .
    5. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.
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