Telegram Alternatives for iPad

    There are many alternatives to Telegram for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative 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 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Telegram are Element (Free Personal, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Matrix.org (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 18, 2021

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    • Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies. View 180 alternatives to Signal
      Most users think Signal is a great alternative to Telegram.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      Signal vs Telegram
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      revxo5852 Signal has end-to-end encryption by default, Telegram does not. Signal does not store your conversations and files in the cloud, Telegram does.
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

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      JohnFastman Signal uses open source, end-to-end encryption to keep your messages to another Signal user secure and private. It installs on your Android and replaces your default messaging app. (On iPhone it's a separate app.) It's super easy to use. You can still send messages to people who don't have it, but I'd encourage everyone to use it. Plain SMS messages are routinely recorded and stored forever without your persmission. Signal combats that in a very user friendly way.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      15
      can't use signal without smartphone. (scan qr-code bla-bla-bla...)
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      24
      Is a Open Source project App and also Server
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Signal is more private and security focused than telegram. Signal also features audio and video calls as well as group calls. Telegram has support for much larger groups and has an api allowing for bots in chats.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      1
      sadlyfatobguh Signal is ad-free, telegram has announced they will start integrating ads in 2021
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      gnudesign More private, security focused, but way behind great Telegram's user experience
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    • Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default. View 244 alternatives to Element
      Almost everyone thinks Element is a great alternative to Telegram.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      • Online
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Matrix.org
      • Cloudron
      Element vs Telegram
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      Cloud base with good features and awful UI!
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      5
      Free software running on the server and the client. Syndicated service lets you run your own server and connect with others.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      4
      rrhyast Better than telegram and discord but need a lot of work to be popular
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      0
      Element is structured more honestly out in the open, compared to Telegram.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      The group features match up to telegrams with a more discordesqe UI.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Great group functionality
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      It is 100% free as in freedom.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    • Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure... View 256 alternatives to Wire
      Almost everyone thinks Wire is a great alternative to Telegram.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Wire vs Telegram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      cityroler always End-to-End encrypted; servers in the EU; high quality audio and video calls;
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      10
      Multiplatform, chat, audio and video calling with great quality and: Clientside is already open source and they are currently working on completely opensourcing the serverside too. Great application.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      7
      gnudesign Privacy and security focused, lot of features but way behind Telegram's user experience design.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      0
      It is fully open source instead Telegram (server and client).
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      0
      Always end-to-end encrypted. Fully open source.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      6
    • Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo! View 210 alternatives to Jitsi
      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi is a great alternative to Telegram.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      Jitsi vs Telegram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      gnudesign It's different. Watched this project grow and getting improved. Great solution for conferencing. It's more alternative to Zoom than Telegram.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      2
    • Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers... View 121 alternatives to Matrix.org
      Almost everyone thinks Matrix.org is a great alternative to Telegram.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • WebRTC
      • Python
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      • Cloudron
      • Java
      • Perl


    • Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms. View 123 alternatives to Jami
      Almost everyone thinks Jami is a great alternative to Telegram.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      Jami vs Telegram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      UsernameUn Decentralized and encrypted. Available on all major devices. There is video conferencing and the ability to show a desktop.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      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! View 301 alternatives to Hangouts
      This alternative is disputed. Hangouts is still a legitimate alternative to Telegram, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeProprietary
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      • Google Chrome
      • Android Wear
      Hangouts vs Telegram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      mozdevcontrib Not encrypted. Owned by Google.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      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).
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      11
      Hangouts lacks most of the administrative-type functionality that Telegram has.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      sadlyfatobguh Hangouts does not care about your privacy at all. Telegram is primarily marketed as a private communication service
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      2
    • Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations. View 230 alternatives to Zulip
    • Viber is a mobile application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. View 176 alternatives to Viber
      Most users think Viber is a great alternative to Telegram.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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    • A secure, end-to-end encrypted Swiss instant messenger with a focus on privacy. View 89 alternatives to Threema
      Most users think Threema is a great alternative to Telegram.
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      Threema vs Telegram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      egami This is in my opinion the absolut number one if you are looking for privacy.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      0
      JohnFastman Proper end-to-end encryption makes Threema a good private way to communicate. But not as good as open source alternatives like Signal, for which you can check the source code. But Threema is way better than Facebook Messenger or 'Allo, which come from privacy-destroying companies.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      0
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