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WhatsApp Alternatives for Apple Watch

WhatsApp is not available for Apple Watch but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Apple Watch alternative is Telegram, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to WhatsApp and eight of them are available for Apple Watch so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Apple Watch alternatives to WhatsApp are Jitsi Meet, Viber, Facebook Messenger and LINE.

WhatsApp alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or Encrypted Chat 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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    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. Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.

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    EchtWahr

    Jitsi is a conferencing platform not a messenger

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    Viber

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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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    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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    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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  5. LINE icon

    LINE

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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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    Most users think LINE is a great alternative to WhatsApp.
    woma12321

    great stickers! QR code available.

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    WeChat

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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.
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    Voxer

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    Turn your phone into a Walkie Talkie.

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    Shuff

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    Shuff is not only a messenger, it's a new way to communicate, either with friends or strangers. Interactivity in real time, customization, and much more.

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