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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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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. Reach icon

    Reach

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Mass messaging app for the iPhone.

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  2. Wisaw icon

    Wisaw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    This is the most minimalistic social sharing possible, yet, it's probably the most relevant one as well. It's relevant in time and space. You only see what may potentially matter to you. You do not choose what you see.

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  3. Talkatone icon

    Talkatone

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Talkatone gives you free calls, text messages, real-time location sharing and picture sharing to Facebook and Google friends, or any phone number in US.

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  4. Zangi Safe Messenger is a secure messaging app working based on its revolutionary technology which ensures users’ private communication. The app does not store users’ communication history, which means no information can ever be accessible to any third party.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZangi Private Messenger is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ LightweightZangi Private Messenger consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. SiskinIM icon

    SiskinIM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Lightweight and powerful XMPP client for iPhone and iPad, with audio and video calls and built-in privacy

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedSiskinIM is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    AVAILO

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    AVAILO is a business communication app for teams. One place for internal and external communications, open groups for your team members, service providers and customers, with real time messaging, share emails, folders and files, in a simple way.

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    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last app versions were released in September 2015 and can be still downloaded from the appstores. Anyway, according with their Facebook page, the company changed name to FASTEE Technologies and released a different product.

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    Libon

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Call and chat for free with all of your Libon friends, whether they are nearby or on the other side of the world.
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  8. Textie Messaging icon

    Textie Messaging

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Textie Messaging is the unlimited text and photo messaging app for Android and iOS. If you and a friend are still paying to text each other, try using Textie Messaging instead—and communicate for free.

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    Discontinued

    The app is no longer updated and Android version is not on Google play store anymore. Last iPhone version, 1.4.0, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the Appstore.

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  9. Social network of freedom.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWireMin: Chat Freely, Securely has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionWireMin: Chat Freely, Securely has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedWireMin: Chat Freely, Securely is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableWireMin: Chat Freely, Securely is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportWireMin: Chat Freely, Securely support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ LightweightWireMin: Chat Freely, Securely consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in WireMin: Chat Freely, Securely without registration.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedWireMin: Chat Freely, Securely is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  10. MeetFox icon

    MeetFox

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    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10

    MeetFox helps you maximize your most valuable asset - time. It is an end-to-end meeting platform that combines appointments scheduling, in-browser video calls, and secure client payments with invoicing.

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