Software similar to or like WhatsApp

Freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service owned by Facebook, Inc. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. Wikipedia

  • Viber

    Cross-platform voice over IP and instant messaging (IM) software application operated by Japanese multinational company Rakuten, provided as a freeware for the Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux platforms. Accessible on desktop platforms without needing mobile connectivity. Wikipedia

  • Telegram (software)

    Cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service. Telegram client apps are available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows NT, macOS and Linux. Wikipedia

  • SOMA Messenger

    Cross-platform instant messaging and communication application that specializes in video calls and voice calls for smartphones. Users can also send each other text messages, emoticons, images, videos, voice messages, contacts, user location as well as create group chats, group video calls and conference calls. Wikipedia

  • Hike Messenger

    Cross-platform instant messaging , Voice over IP (VoIP), social media and peer to peer file sharing application which was launched on 12 December 2012 by Kavin Bharti Mittal and is now owned by Hike Private Limited. It allow users to share text and voice messages in real-time when connected to internet as well by SMS when offline. Wikipedia

  • Facebook Messenger

    Messaging app and platform developed by Facebook, Inc. Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone iOS and Android apps in August 2011 and standalone Facebook Portal hardware for Messenger-based calling in Q4 2018. Over the years, Facebook has released new apps on a variety of different operating systems, launched a dedicated website interface (, and separated the messaging functionality from the main Facebook app, allowing users to use the web interface or download one of the standalone apps. Wikipedia

  • ICQ

    Cross-platform instant messaging and VoIP client. The name ICQ derives from the English phrase "I Seek You". Wikipedia

  • Discord (software)

    Proprietary freeware VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in web browsers. Wikipedia

  • TU Me

    Freeware instant messaging and Voice over IP app developed by Telefónica Digital. It allows users to send instant messages, make free phone calls to contacts, share photos, record and send audio messages, and share their location. Wikipedia

  • Free VoIP-application which enables the user to make calls, send and share text messages, photos & the user’s current location. The App does not require any additional registration or user account but allows direct access to all mobile and landline networks worldwide through Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G or UMTS. Wikipedia

  • Cross-platform text messaging service, based on Short Message Service , for smartphones, tablet computers, and laptop and desktop personal computers. Brand of, which is a company of Up to Eleven Digital Solutions GmbH, and based in Graz, Austria. Wikipedia

  • Google Talk

    Instant messaging service that provided both text and voice communication. Variously referred to colloquially as Gchat, Gtalk, or Gmessage among its users. Wikipedia

  • Upptalk

    Proprietary voice-over-IP service and software application that provides mobile phone numbers in the cloud and allows users to call or text any phone for free whether or not the device receiving the calls and texts has the Yuilop application. Yuilop provided phone numbers can be accessed across any device on the internet (IP) and are reachable via regular phone calls (PSTN) from any landline or mobile phone, and SMS. Wikipedia

  • Vmailapp

    Smartphone application that allows smartphone users of iPhone and Android to communicate via push-to-talk instant voice messages, sharing geo-location, pictures. Small New Zealand-based company that was founded in 2011, by a small entrepreneurial team of Waikato University MBA students and IT enthusiasts. Wikipedia

  • WeChat

    Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent. First released in 2011, and became one of the world's largest standalone mobile apps in 2018, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Wikipedia

  • Signal (software)

    Cross-platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos. Wikipedia

  • AIM (software)

    Instant messaging and presence computer program created by AOL, which used the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time. Popular from the late 1990s to the late 2000s in North America, and was the leading instant messaging application in that region. Wikipedia

  • SIP and XMPP based SoftPhone application for Voice over IP and instant messaging. Developed by Nuvoiz Inc. for enterprises. Wikipedia

  • Yahoo! Voice

    Voice over IP PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, provided by Yahoo via its Yahoo Messenger instant messaging application. Yahoo Voice uses the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), GIPS codec and the Dialpad engine for voice transport. Wikipedia

  • KDE Telepathy

    Instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) client which supports text, voice, video, file transfers, and inter-application communication over various IM protocols. It uses the Telepathy framework as its back-end. Wikipedia

  • Empathy (software)

    Instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) client which supports text, voice, video, file transfers, and inter-application communication over various IM communication protocols. Created by forking the Gossip project started by Michael Hallendal, Richard Hult and later maintained by Martyn Russell. Wikipedia

  • Linphone

    Free voice over IP softphone, SIP client and service. It may be used for audio and video direct calls and calls through any VoIP softswitch or IP-PBX. Wikipedia

  • Jitsi

    Collection of free and open-source multiplatform voice , videoconferencing and instant messaging applications for the web platform, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android. The Jitsi project began with the Jitsi Desktop (previously known as SIP Communicator). Wikipedia

  • Tango (software)

    Third-party, cross platform messaging application software for smartphones developed by TangoME, Inc. in 2009. Free and in addition to video calls, also offers voice calls, texting, photo sharing, and games. Wikipedia

  • Filetopia

    Free, multi-platform peer-to-peer file sharing client, and networking tool that allows users to share files, use chat, and send instant messages. Filetopia also features a buddy list. Wikipedia

  • Messenger Kids

    Messaging app and platform developed by Facebook in December 2017. Designed for a young audience as an safer alternative to the Facebook Messenger platform. Wikipedia

  • Unmute

    Mobile voice messaging application, only available on the iOS platform. It has been featured as a "Best New App" in the iPhone App Store and has been featured on Product Hunt. Wikipedia

  • GroupWise

    Messaging and collaboration platform from Micro Focus that supports email, calendaring, personal information management, instant messaging, and document management. Available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and the server software, which is supported on Windows Server and Linux. Wikipedia

  • BBM (software)

    Proprietary mobile instant messenger and videotelephony application included on BlackBerry devices that allows messaging and voice calls between BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile users. Developed by Indonesian company Emtek under license from BlackBerry Limited . Wikipedia

  • Talk (software)

    Unix text chat program, originally allowing messaging only between the users logged on to one multi-user computer—but later extended to allow chat to users on other systems. Still included with most Unix-like systems today, including Linux, BSD systems and macOS. Wikipedia

  • Textfree

    Application made by Pinger that allows users to text and call over the internet for free or for a price. The application runs on iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows and Macintosh devices. Wikipedia


Sentences forWhatsApp

  • After publishing a story on 13 January 2017 claiming that WhatsApp had a "backdoor [that] allows snooping on messages", more than 70 professional cryptographers signed on to an open letter calling for The Guardian to retract the article.The Guardian-Wikipedia
  • A new federal law in the UAE prohibits swearing in Whatsapp and penalizes swearing by a 250,000 AED fine and imprisonment; expatriates are penalized by deportation.United Arab Emirates-Wikipedia
  • In February 2014, Facebook announced that it would be buying mobile messaging company WhatsApp for US$19 billion in cash and stock.Facebook-Wikipedia
  • In 2013, the BBC discovered that users, mostly located in the United States, were posting images of drugs they were selling, attaching specific hashtags, and then completing transactions via instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp.Instagram-Wikipedia
  • In November 2014, the FreeBSD Foundation received US$1 million donation from Jan Koum, Co-Founder and CEO of WhatsApp – the largest single donation to the Foundation since its inception.FreeBSD-Wikipedia
  • It is suspected that the direct trigger to the protests were due to the planned imposed taxes on gasoline, tobacco and online phone calls such as through WhatsApp, as country-wide protests broke out right after Cabinet talks of the taxes, due to be ratified by 22 October.Lebanon-Wikipedia

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