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WhatsApp Desktop Alternatives

WhatsApp Desktop is described as 'WhatsApp desktop client, based on the official WhatsApp web app. Build with Electron' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to WhatsApp Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Android, Mac, Windows, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like WhatsApp Desktop are WhatsApp, Hangouts, Telegram X and aTalk.

WhatsApp Desktop alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WhatsApp Desktop.
This page was last updated Mar 3, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

WhatsApp desktop client, based on the official WhatsApp web app. Build with Electron.

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  1. Telegram

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD

    Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

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



  3. 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!

  4. Telegram X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Telegram

    An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features.

  5. An encrypted instant messaging with video call and GPS features for android.



  6. Altus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Altus is a cross-platform desktop WhatsApp client with themes, multiple account support and much more!

  7. Mini WA+

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Custom Patch for Whatsapp.

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  8. Daily Co

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Daily is an audio and video API. Easily build video chats in your web or mobile apps with an API built on top of WebRTC or drop in the Prebuilt UI for fast video conferencing integration. 1,000 person video and audio calls. HIPAA compliant.

  9. Hype by Opera

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Opera Mini

    Hype is a chat service built into the Opera Mini browser, so you can chat, share, and browse in one app. And when you find something online worth sharing, Hype makes it easy to do so with WebSnap.

  10. Whatsie

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Whatsie is a simple & beautiful desktop client for WhatsApp Web. Chat without distractions on Windows, OS X and Linux.

    Discontinued

    Discontinued per notice on GitHub page: https://github.com/Aluxian/Whatsie

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