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WhatsApp Alternatives for iPad

WhatsApp is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad 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 iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to WhatsApp are Signal, Element, Wire and Matrix.org.

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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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Online
  • Android
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  • 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. ICQ icon

    ICQ

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).

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    Most users think ICQ is a great alternative to WhatsApp.

    Does Not abandon older phones!! Therefore I love it!

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  2. FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iOS and Mac OS.

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    Most users think FaceTime is a great alternative to WhatsApp.


  3. Olvid icon

    Olvid

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    The most secure messaging app in the world.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOlvid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionOlvid has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingOlvid will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Olvid without registration.
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    It's a very good alternative to whatsapp because it's end-to-end encrypted, open-source, no backdoor, no ad. Olvid care about privacy and don't need any information to use it.

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    Google Duo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • KaiOS

    Cross-platform - Get closer to everyone you love with simple, high-quality video calling on iOS and Android.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionGoogle Duo has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Cyph

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Cyph is a secure communication tool designed to be extremely friendly for users of any technical skill level, providing such features as encrypted video calling and file transfers to both individuals and businesses.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionCyph has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCyph is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  6. Infomaniak kMeet icon

    Infomaniak kMeet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    kMeet is an unlimited, free, Swiss solution for organising encrypted video-conferences.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Infomaniak kMeet to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Infomaniak kMeet simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionInfomaniak kMeet has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  7. Librem Chat icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionLibrem Chat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedLibrem Chat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeLibrem Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  8. Steam Chat icon

    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:

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  9. Messenger Kids icon

    Messenger Kids

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids to connect with close friends and family from their tablet or smartphone. Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts, which creates a more controlled environment.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModeMessenger Kids allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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  10. Phoner Second Phone Number icon

    Phoner Second Phone Number

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Phoner provides business owner, sales people, lawyers, doctors, police officers and others with a second phone number to protect their identity and also gives the convenience of multiple phone numbers on one device.

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