WhatsApp Alternatives for iPhone

    There are many alternatives to WhatsApp for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone alternative is Telegram, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to WhatsApp and loads of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to WhatsApp are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source) and Jitsi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

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      With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.
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      Most users think Viber is a great alternative to WhatsApp.
      UnleavenedEagle Best commercial solution! + Active userbase + End to end encryption - No conference calling - Requires phone number
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    1. Threema is a new mobile messaging app that puts security first. With true end-to-end encryption, you can rest assured that only you and the intended recipient can read your messages.
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      Threema vs WhatsApp opinions
      Most users think Threema is a great alternative to WhatsApp.
      duco It's also end to end encryped but not run by a US company that could force the company to give out data. It has a better data protection then signal as no mobile phone number is required. The address book can be uploaded but doesn't has to. Also you can scan the IDs of others as QR-Code and three dots display very prominent for each contact how secure it is.
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      Its trustworthy and just works well.
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      Secure, non-US based and you're the Customer, not the product. They really take care of your privacy!
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      Threema is a great whatapp alternative. Just as easy to use as whatsapp, but (hopefully) more secure and non US based. However, just like whatsapp, it is an app only and lacks a client for PC.... :(
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    2. Keybase is a new and free security app for mobile phones and computers. For the geeks among us: it's open source and powered by public-key cryptography.
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    3. Session is the world's first open-source, decentralised private messenger to use industry-leading Signal Protocol encryption — without asking for your phone number.
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      Session vs WhatsApp opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Session is a great alternative to WhatsApp.
      JellyBoy Similar feature set but with the best privacy measures on the market
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      BigKahuna Not owned by facebook. All you need to know really
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      no phone number, open source, encrypted
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      No login data required - it auto-generates seed phrase and that's it; developed by non-profit; developers don't run the infrastructure; everythnig is open-source
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      Linphone is one of the most famous open source softphones in the world. It is fully SIP-based, for all calling, presence and IM features. Use Linphone for free, and enjoy its intuitive interface and advanced features with our free SIP service or with an existing SIP account.
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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.
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      Facebook Messenger vs WhatsApp opinions
      Some users think Facebook Messenger is a great alternative to WhatsApp, some don't.
      Gruak It's owned by facebook too
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      Encryption is not enabled by default. Everything is kept on Facebook's servers forever unless AES is used. The app is also very bloated so it's a horrible experience on older devices.
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    4. Delta Chat looks and feels like other popular messenger apps, but does not involve centralized control, tracking or selling you, friends, colleagues or family out to large organizations. "Privacy by Design" has never been more fun.
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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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      LINE vs WhatsApp opinions
      Most users think LINE is a great alternative to WhatsApp.
      woma12321 great stickers! QR code available.
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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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      Most users think WeChat is a great alternative to WhatsApp.
    5. Wickr is a free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control.
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