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Secure messaging app with strong end-to-end encryption, advanced group chat privacy settings, secure video calls for teams, encrypted communication using Matrix open network. is now Element.

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    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free.

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    Fast, simple & secure messaging. Privacy that fits in your pocket.

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    Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.

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    Step up your game with a modern voice & text chat app. Crystal clear voice, multiple server and channel support, mobile apps, and more.

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    A messaging app for teams who see through the Earth!

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    Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype. Download Skype today to chat and call on desktop and mobile.

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    WhatsApp Messenger: More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere.


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    Open-source video calling and chat platform.

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    Matrix is an open standard for decentralized persistent communication over IP.

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    Private & Secure Messenger

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    Mattermost is an open source alternative to Slack.

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    ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP.

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    Microsoft Teams provides the enterprise-level security, compliance and management features you expect from Office 365, including broad support for compliance standards, and eDiscovery and legal hold for channels, chats, and files.

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18 Best Discord Alternatives 2020 | Expert Reviews
Element, formerly known as Riot, is a great alternative to Discord with many of the same features and functions. What sets Element apart is that it was created using open-source software, which allows for customization and flexibility. Element is based on a reaction-based software called Matrix, which allows you to bring...
5 best secure private messengers
Neither Riot nor Matrix have been fully audited, although Olm and Megolm have been. has been criticized the past for its rather basic user interface, but this no longer true. It still lags behind the futuristic flashiness of Wire, but Riot is now a highly capable messenger with functionality often compared to the...
11 Alternatives to Whatsapp that Actually Respect Your Privacy
Formerly, Element uses Matrix as a back end, and is an excellent chat app for those who like open source from end to end. Everything from the chat client, the chat protocol, and the video conferencing software are all open source, which is an important part of why Element is so respectful of your privacy. In the open...
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