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WhatsApp Alternatives

WhatsApp is described as 'iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS' and is a leading instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to WhatsApp for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like WhatsApp are Signal, Element, Wire and Tox.

WhatsApp alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WhatsApp.
This page was last updated Jun 9, 2022
WhatsApp
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Wear

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

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  1. Steam Chat

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Steam

    The Steam Chat app includes many key features of the desktop Steam client chat, including:

  2. Messenger Lite

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life.



  3. KakaoTalk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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)

  4. jTalk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Full-featured XMPP messenger.

  5. Librem Chat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • PureOS (Purism)
    • F-Droid

    Librem Chat offers you an end-to-end encrypted chat application including text, voice, and video for one-on-one calls and large group chats. Based on the universal Matrix chat protocol ensuring you can communicate with people inside or outside the librem.



  6. yaxim

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    yaxim Feb 7th, 2013 yaxim (Yet Another XMPP Instant Messenger) is a Jabber/XMPP client with open source (GPLv2). Why pay for text messages if you …

  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. Conduit Chat Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi

    Conduit is a simple, fast and reliable chat server powered by Matrix. Conduit is an alternative to Synapse and tries to be lightweight and easy to install, but it is still in development.

  10. Speek! is the first messenger that is anonymous and censorship-resistant by design. Speek! messenger encrypts all messages and is secure, private and decentralized.

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