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. Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life. Installs quickly. It's less than 10MB to install, saving storage space on your phone. Saves data. It loads fast, runs efficiently and uses less mobile data.
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    2. Nertivia is an chat client that allows you to chat to anyone across the world. There are a lot of features that don't require you to pay at all such as, gif profile pictures, free custom emojis and more coming soon!
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    3. Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over any instant messaging (MSN,Gtalk, Facebook and so on) by providing encryption, authentication, deniability, perfect forward secrecy
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      arndtadler OTR is a chat protocol and not a specific app.
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    4. Download an improved version of Telegram desktop with the ability to pin 50 chats, add favorites, view crypto prices, and sort by message category built using the Telegram API

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      no longer updated since april 2020

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    5. Unigram is a third-party Telegram client specifically designed for the Windows 10 platform.
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    6. Facechat - Facebook dating. Meet new friends around the world. Free online chat rooms LIVE! no e-mail, no password, no registration, 100% anonymous, chat in your own language.
    7. Librem Chat – end-to-end encrypted chat, VOIP, and video calling used by millions of people * Chat rooms * Share images, videos, and files * Make voice and video calls * Keep your conversations secret with end-to-end encryption * Free and open-source software
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    8. Open source anonymous, registration free P2P chat. You communicate directly and no logs are saved on the server. Otr.to is browser based, which means that you don't need to install or ask somebody to install software.
    9. KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free.
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    10. Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin . Over 250 add-ons allow user customization of, and addition of, features.

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      Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.

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