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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
  • 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. Free secure Germany-based messenger available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Sicher has true end-to-end encryption of both text messages and file attachments.

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  2. mySMS icon

    mySMS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome

    mysms Messenger is a completely free messaging service that supports texting on your smartphone, computer and tablet. mysms works cross-platform and is always free of charge. Stay connected with your friends and family no matter where they are.

    On Mac


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    Tinychat

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Tinychat is a video chat site created to help you meet new people. Browse through the free video chat rooms to meet friends; or upgrade and create your own chat room! A free app download is required for all Apple mobile devices and some Android devices.

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  4. Yandex.Messenger icon

    Yandex.Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Yandex.Messenger is an instant messenger app for friends and family. Get together with your loved ones, extended family, or people you know from your cooking class to quickly discuss anything in a matter of seconds.

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  5. SureSpot icon

    SureSpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    SureSpot is an open source encrypted messenger designed to make encrypted messaging simple and accessible to anyone.

    Warning

    There is strong evidence that Surespot's integrity was violated by the US government: https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/21648/has-secure-im-app-surespot-been-compromised-by-the-feds/

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    Onoff

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Get multiple phone numbers on your current phone, instantly. Onoff Numbers work with your regular SIM card & monthly contract - switch them ‘on’ or ‘off’ to control your availability and access them from any smartphone.

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  7. Zebu is a secure and encrypted way to collaborate in the workplace. The Zebu platform is created with complete security encryption that will allow your business to simplify their work while protecting internal communication, storage, and scheduling.

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    WowApp

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    WowApp helps you do good through the Power of Sharing. We share all revenues with you. WowApp Messenger is free and you can receive earnings without ever spending money.

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    Coco Voice

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Coco Voice is a Walkie Talkie app to share voice, text, and pictures.

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  10. Roger icon

    Roger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Roger is the best way to talk with with friends and family. It’s a free walkie-talkie style app that connects you to anyone in your phone.

    Discontinued

    For a while now..

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