WhatsApp Alternatives for Windows
Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.
- - Signal is the most popular Windows, Android, Mac & iPhone alternative to WhatsApp.
- - Signal is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to WhatsApp.
Comments about Signal as a Alternative to WhatsApp
Inside: E2E encryption everywhere, P2P calls for better video/audio quality, state-of-the-art technologies. Outside: a beautiful modern interface, animations, responsiveness. I ?? it4
Not for profit, it's free, open source and secure. It's so easy, that anyones grandma could use it.3
signal is more secure than whatsapp , end to end encryption is turned on by default. Signal is very clean compared to whatsapp.0
Run by a non-profit org. Respects users' privacy. Doesn't sell users data (metadata). Both, the server and client, apps are opensource.1
It's so much better! And they're always improving. Nothing better for security3
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.
- - Telegram is the most popular Web-based & Android Tablet alternative to WhatsApp.
Comments about Telegram as a Alternative to WhatsApp
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 Matrix1
Telegram has many features that WhatsApp doesn't. The big limitation on WhatsApp is that you can not use it on PC unless it is also open in your mobile phone! Another point is the range of amazing and funny stickers that Telegram has!17
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.10
I prefer Whatsapp :) love it.0
I really prefer telegram!0
Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.
- - Element is the most popular Self-Hosted alternative to WhatsApp.
Comments about Element as a Alternative to WhatsApp
Element is end-to-end encrypted (including groups unlike Telegram) and does not require a phone number (which is personally identifiable information. Signal requires it). Element is very simple to use for the average person yet very useful for the advanced one (a personal server can be deployed). It is also libre/free (as in freedom) and fully open-source, based on a libre/free protocol (matrix.org).11
open source, many functionalities, multi-platform, multi-clients, sponsored by a fundation4
It is floss (free/libre and open source) and the developers are friendly and open to the community.1
Federated, strong focus on privacy and security.0
This service is an alternative to Slack & MS Teams, but too technical and not designed for individual use.-8
Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption.
- - Wire is the most popular SaaS alternative to WhatsApp.
Comments about Wire as a Alternative to WhatsApp
Basically Signal on steroids. Also, open source and doesn't ask for your phone number, allows creation of throwaway accounts as well as basic group conversation functionality. Perfect.8
Elegant UI, encrypted communication, on all relevant operating systems, has great VoIP and video call quality and so on.4
More Privacy oriented, more secure, but best of all OpenSource. Unfortunately it ain't free (as in money but free as in freedom).0
Crossplatform messaging with end-to-end encryption... Just like iMessage5
You don't need to give your phone number for use. Still safe, good and nice chat app. On phone and on pc, web too.4
With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.
Comments about Tox as a Alternative to WhatsApp
Focused on security messages are encrypted and it is Open Source. Like whatsapp, you can send files, groups chats and video messaging. Skype is more popular with normies, but Tox has all the bells and whistles that whatsapp did.4
Works well on desktop but not mobile like Whatsapp. Only mobile apps are experimental and not user friendly.0
Secure and high quality peer-to-peer communication, audio and video group calls, and unlimited file transfers. The only disadvantage compared to alternatives is that you can only successfully communicate if both peers are online, but that is part of the nature of the protocol and thus safety is prioritized.3
Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.
Comments about Skype as a Alternative to WhatsApp
It’s not a good alternative for Skype, it is good for calls but not for messages0
Skype is not a classic instant messenger like whatsapp0
great video chat services0
Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.
Comments about Matrix.org as a Alternative to WhatsApp
You can choose, which client you like the most and use it0