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Threema is a paid and proprietary end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service. The service claims to be based on the privacy by design principles by not requiring a phone number or other personally identifiable information. Threema uses a user ID, created after the initial app launch by a random generator. You must pay €5 at one time, for using Threema. If you’re a Threema user and liked it, message me: SU2J6BEX and talk about it :)

Keybase is a key directory that maps social media identities to encryption keys in a publicly auditable manner. Additionally it offers an end-to-end encrypted chat and cloud storage system, called Keybase Chat and the Keybase Filesystem respectively. Keybase supports publicly connecting Twitter, GitHub, Reddit, Hacker News, and Mastodon identities, including websites and domains under one’s control, to encryption keys. It also supports Bitcoin, Zcash, Stellar, and QRL wallet addresses.

Twinme is next generation secure instant messaging & HD voice/video calls protecting your privacy. No sign-up, no phone number, no email, no user ID. End-to-end encrypted peer-to-peer exchanges, from device-to-device, with no distribution server in-between.

SimpleX is the first messenger without user IDs. Other apps have user IDs: Signal, Matrix, Session, Briar etc. SimpleX does not, not even random numbers. This radically improves your privacy.

And Impervious, a suite of 2P2 tools for communications, data transport, and payments, built directly into the web browser.