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Telegram Alternatives for Android Wear

There are many alternatives to Telegram for Android Wear if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android Wear alternative is Hangouts, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Telegram and nine of them are available for Android Wear so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android Wear alternatives to Telegram are WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk and GroupMe.

Telegram alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Telegram.
This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
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  1. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!

    Hangouts vs Telegram opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Hangouts is still a legitimate alternative to Telegram, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    JohnFastman

    Hangouts is not end-to-end encrypted. Google, who own it, make money by spying on users (every bit of info they can get) and selling it to advertisers. That's appalling. Telegram is not perfect but it is end-to-end encrypted, which means that only the intended recipient can read your messages - not the case with Hangouts. Google can see everything, and others can force them to give that info up (e.g. by subpoena).

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    Hangouts lacks most of the administrative-type functionality that Telegram has.

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    sadlyfatobguh

    Hangouts does not care about your privacy at all. Telegram is primarily marketed as a private communication service

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    mozdevcontrib

    Not encrypted. Owned by Google.

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  2. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

    WhatsApp vs Telegram opinions
    This alternative is disputed. WhatsApp is still a legitimate alternative to Telegram, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    it is not hosted virtually... you cannot access data once it got downloaded on other devices later... plus very limited on sizes and what can be uploaded... tons of limits on so much...

    for true user of telegram, whatsapp fail to compete.... imagine having group, in telegram, the new members can see the old messages...

    man way not same level even if same category

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    Planetjunkie

    absolutely unsecure, E2EE is questionable, and Facebook are planning on implementing a feature to decrypt messages for advertisers (as if that was not a thing since they acquired whatsapp...)

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    Centaro

    Too many limitations and is owned by Facebook.

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    WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted and relies on the Signal protocol to protect the user's privacy while Telegram uses its own custom encryption algorithm, which is a big flaw in cryptography. Telegram only fully encrypts communications when starting a "secret chat", but the default conversations are not secured.

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    Whatsapp is the 386 of instant messaging. Telegram receives fresh new features every month, so their streets are increasingly far away

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  3. Facebook Messenger

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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.

    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.

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  4. KakaoTalk

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Wear

    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. (no SMS service)

  5. GroupMe

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows Phone
    • Android Wear

    Group messaging platform owned by Microsoft. It's absolutely free, whether you're talking to a group of friends, or texting with one person. Best of all, it works on nearly every phone, via push or SMS. With GroupMe, it's easy to reach anyone, anytime, anywhere.



  6. Voxer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear

    Turn your phone into a Walkie Talkie.

  7. Text Me!

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Android Wear

    TextMe is an easy to use messaging application that allows you to send unlimited text, voice, pics, video messages to any mobile phone number in United States, Canada, Mexico, China and more than 40 countries in the World for FREE.

  8. Cotap

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    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear

    Cotap is a simple, secure mobile messaging app for fast, easy workplace communication. There’s no need to swap phone numbers, and personal and work messages stay separate.

  9. c0nnect

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Android Wear
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    c0nnect messenger - the easy to use xmpp/jabber client with a bunch of unique features!

    c0nnect vs Telegram opinions
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    c0nnect

    Decentralized Messenger System must win!

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