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European alternatives to WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a free instant messaging app from Meta Platforms.

This pages lists European WhatsApp alternatives from companies based in a member state of the European Union (EU) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

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France EU Free plan

Olvid is a messaging service from France which is useable without a phone number and accessible under Android and iOS (which allows running it on a tablet without a SIM-Card). It provides an end-to-end encryption which includes metadata and thereby can assure anonymity of its users.

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Switzerland EFTA

Threema is an instant messaging app from Switzerland with Apps for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux. The communication is end-to-end encrypted and the apps are open source.
The app can be downloaded here:

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France EU Free plan

SKRED is an end-to-end encrypted and peer-to-peer instant messaging service from France. They don't require a phone number or email address for usage and store minimal information (account token) about their users. Due to their peer-to-peer implementation, they can't store metadata about messages and don't restrict what files or messages you can send.

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