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    Wickr Alternatives

    Wickr is described as 'free end-to-end encrypted text, video, picture and voice messenger with full sender control' and is a Encrypted Chat App in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Wickr for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, iPad and Mac. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wickr are Element (Freemium, Open Source), Discord (Freemium), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Slack (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2022

    1. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Signal is a great alternative to Wickr.
      Reliable, has been audited a lot, is open source.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      • FreeBSD
      • Playstation
      Whether you’re part of a school club, a gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often. Create an invite-only place.
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    3. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
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    4. Slack is a unified communication platform built with an optimized workflow to keep modern teams focused and productive. A familiar chat interface facilitates discussions while advanced features are easily exposed based on context.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • WebRTC
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • Go (Programming Language)
      • Cloudron
      • Java
      • Perl
      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.
    5. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Tox is a great alternative to Wickr.
    6. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
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    7. 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. Why Wire?
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    8. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement Open Source and cross-platform. Jami gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.
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