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Zalo Alternatives

Zalo is described as '=> Message your friend in a snap. Receive notifications the moment they reply back' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Zalo for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zalo are Telegram, Skype, WhatsApp and Viber.

Zalo 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 Zalo.
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  1. Signal icon

    Signal

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    • Flathub
    • Debian
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    202 alternatives to Signal 

    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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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionSignal has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedSignal is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeSignal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Self Destructing MessagesSignal supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    5.  VoiP CallsSignal allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    6.  Dark ModeSignal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  No TrackingSignal will not track you or use your personal data.
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  2. Telegram icon

    Telegram

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    259 alternatives to Telegram 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightTelegram consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeTelegram doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionTelegram has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedTelegram is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Dark ModeTelegram supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  VoiP CallsTelegram allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    7.  PortableTelegram can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  Works OfflineTelegram can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Multiple Account supportTelegram support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Skype

    • Mac
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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
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    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    314 alternatives to Skype 

    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.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  VoiP CallsSkype allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Skype using IFTTT.
    5.  Live Captions TranslationSkype can add captions to a video call, audio messages or multimedia file and translate them in real time.
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    Call on Windows
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    WhatsApp

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Wear
    249 alternatives to WhatsApp 

    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.  End-to-End EncryptionWhatsApp has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Dark ModeWhatsApp supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationWhatsApp supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Support for @mentionsWhatsApp supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    5.  VoiP CallsWhatsApp allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    6.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in WhatsApp.
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    Viber

    • Mac
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    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    170 alternatives to Viber 

    With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.

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    1.  Desktop SharingViber enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    2.  VoiP CallsViber allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Conversations

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    143 alternatives to Conversations 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedConversations is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionConversations has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  OpenPGPConversations supports OpenPGP, a standard of PGP encryption that is open-source for public use.
    4.  GPG EncryptionConversations supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
    5.  Self Destructing MessagesConversations supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    6.  PGP EncryptionConversations supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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  7. Facebook Messenger icon

    Facebook Messenger

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    195 alternatives to Facebook Messenger 

    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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    1.  VoiP CallsFacebook Messenger allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Face FilterFacebook Messenger uses augmented reality to overlay visual effects/elements on a live video or image.
    3.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook Messenger.
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    FluffyChat

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    • FLATHUB
    • Ubuntu Touch
    • F-Droid
    174 alternatives to FluffyChat 

    FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.

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    1.  DecentralizedFluffyChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionFluffyChat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedFluffyChat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Ad-freeFluffyChat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Dark ModeFluffyChat supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Molly

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    178 alternatives to Molly 

    Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

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    WeChat

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    • Apple Watch
    167 alternatives to WeChat 

    WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about.

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