What are the other (no verify) Signal-like apps?

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Some do work on the PC too but these are the ones's I'm aware of off the top of my head:
1. Session - fork of Signal not requiring verification.
2. Threema
3. Wire
4. Matrix
5. XMPP
6. Jami
7. Antox
8. Briar Project - Android only
9. Wickr Me
10. Could include Manyverse / Patchwork on the SSB P2P protocol as person to person messages are securely encrypted.
 
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If messages have to go through something, then someone has to pay. I don't understand how these companies/entities pay for servers, since TNSTAAFL.

Signal is funded with Grants and Donations. Like what they do?, throw some notes their way so they never get hoovered up.

Signal is an independent nonprofit. We're not tied to any major tech companies, and we can never be acquired by one either. Development is supported by grants and donations from people like you.
 
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There's also Delta chat. https://delta.chat/en/

Then we also have the Fediverse which is comprised of many things like Matrix and Mastodon. Multiple clients can access Matrix (or other Fediverse servers). Element is probably the most used client at this point though. Best part about Matrix is you can also self-host, keep it from being federated, and use it as secure communications with only the people you invite.

Matrix even allows you to do things like this: https://www.beeperhq.com/
 
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