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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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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. WireMin icon

    WireMin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Inspired by the Bitcoin network, WireMin is an instant messaging app based on a fully democratized computing architecture.

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

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Tapstack introduces the Tap - an entirely new way to be in touch with family and friends. A Tap is a photo or video of up to ten seconds that’s simultaneously shot and sent in one simple action: tapping the face of one of your friends.

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  3. iPlum icon

    iPlum

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    iPlum - the world’s first mobile app that makes a personal U.S. phone number available to users around the world for only $1/month, for their phone or tablet. The app also provides international calling and roaming in 200+ countries, at rates as low as 1 cent per minute.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in iPlum simultaneously.
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  4. Kindaba icon

    Kindaba

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Safely share photos, videos, and links with your family members and close friends, without worrying about who else can see these moments. Safe, simple, and private. You're in control & no ads. Download and start sharing with your family on Kindaba!

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedKindaba is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  5. Zalo icon

    Zalo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    => Message your friend in a snap. Receive notifications the moment they reply back.

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    QuickCall.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    QuickCall.com lets you call and chat free to other app users in 18 countries, plus make cheap international and long distance calls to any country in the world. This app was a finalist for the 2016 Appy Awards.

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  7. Google Chat icon

    Google Chat

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

    Google Chat is an intelligent and secure communication and collaboration tool, built for teams. From ad-hoc messaging to topic-based workstream collaboration, Chat makes it easy to get work done where the conversation is happening.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Chat simultaneously.
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    Tauria

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The Only Video Calls, Messaging, Scheduling & File Sharing with Military Encryption.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTauria has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  9. BiP Messenger icon

    With BiP, you can send pictures and videos, documents, audio files, locations as well as text messages. Holding the microphone button is enough to send the audio recording.?

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeBiP Messenger supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionBiP Messenger has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  10. Honk icon

    Honk

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Honk is the new way to chat with your friends in real-time, with messages shown live as you type!

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