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WhatsApp Alternatives for Android Wear

There are many alternatives to WhatsApp for Android Wear if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android Wear alternative is Telegram, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to WhatsApp and 11 are available for Android Wear so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android Wear alternatives to WhatsApp are Skype, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and KakaoTalk.

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.
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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. Telegram icon

    Telegram

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    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.

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    Telegram vs WhatsApp opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Telegram is a great alternative to WhatsApp.
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    Telegram can be used on a desktop PC without the need of a mobile smartphone. Especially useful for older people, who don't use smartphones.

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    mrmbl

    You can have a username that you can change any time, so you don't have to share your phone number with strangers in groups

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    If you are looking for a more secure and privacy friendly alternative to WhatsApp, then Telegram is NOT for you. Chats are unencrypted by default, group chats can't be encrypted at all and the business model is not transparent.

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    LinuxDoge

    Better than whatsapp yes, but still bad.

    Chats are still only encrypted if you choose to, Groups are always unencrypted, the Desktop version doesnt support encrypted Chats for years, for no reason.

    Use Signal or Matrix

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    marciowilford

    I really prefer telegram!

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    Telegram is better than other messaging apps on both Android and iOS.

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    Ghabi

    Easier do use, much more features and security, has a cloud where your photos are saved and you can download it if you need it locally. Opensource, cross-plataform, opensource (??) By the way, if you have Telegram, you don't need to give your private phone-number to a person that you need to talk. You just need to give your "username".

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  2. Skype icon

    Skype

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    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    Skype vs WhatsApp opinions
    Some users think Skype is a great alternative to WhatsApp, some don't.

    It’s not a good alternative for Skype, it is good for calls but not for messages

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    EchtWahr

    Skype is not a classic instant messenger like whatsapp

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    blarticuspaul

    great video chat services

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  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!

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    Hangouts vs WhatsApp opinions
    Most users think Hangouts is a great alternative to WhatsApp.

    It’s not secure it can be easily hacked

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    Chat is stored in server. Also can be installed on multiple devices.

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    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.

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    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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  5. KakaoTalk icon

    KakaoTalk

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    • 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)

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    GroupMe

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    • 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.

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    Handcent SMS

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Android Wear

    Handcent SMS is a free enhanced SMS and MMS application for Android.

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  8. Voxer icon

    Voxer

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

    Turn your phone into a Walkie Talkie.

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    Cotap

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    • Chrome OS
    • 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.

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    GO SMS Pro

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    • Android
    • Android Wear

    GO SMS PRO brings you cool UI, fast and convenient SMS/MMS experience. GO SMS Pro (yet FREE) is a huge enhancement for stock messaging app, much faster and more functions.

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