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XMPP Alternatives

XMPP is described as 'is the open standard for messaging and presence. XMPP powers emerging technologies like IoT, WebRTC, and social' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to XMPP for a variety of platforms, including Android, Mac, Windows, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is WhatsApp, which is free. Other great apps like XMPP are Jami, Conversations, Facebook Messenger and Adium.

XMPP alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Encrypted Chat Apps or Group Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XMPP.
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is the open standard for messaging and presence. XMPP powers emerging technologies like IoT, WebRTC, and social.

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  1. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

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    Jami

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement

    Jami video conference OS X


  3. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].

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    Works out-of-the-box and works like a charme like a regular instanst-messaging client

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    Facebook Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

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  5. Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.

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    ChatSecure

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to your existing accounts on Facebook or Google, create new accounts on public XMPP servers(including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.

    iOS (1)
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    Bitmessage

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities.

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  8. The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use XMPP client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

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  9. A spin-off of the popular Jabber/XMPP client Conversations with automatic contact discovery.

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    Good Alternative to Conversations (also YMPP client)

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    Ricochet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Anonymous instant messaging for real privacy.

    Discontinued

    Last commit on GitHub is on August of 2017

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