App for messaging without using phone number?

Apps like "WhatsApp" and "Viber" need a phone number to work. What similar apps are there that can be used from an Android phone/tablet and PC without requiring a phone number? Instead, they could be using your email or an ID etc for making the connection.
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    Messenger Platform 2.0

    Discovery, chat extensions, and richer experiences

    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Messenger is chatting based on your FB, also Instagram you can DM people, and google you can chat via google chat through email :)
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    Google Hangouts

    New web app for Google Hangouts cross-device messaging app

    Anne-Laure Le Cunff13Founder, Ness Labs · Written
    Hangouts is now more targeted to business users, but it still does the job if you want something that's platform-agnostic, and using your Gmail address to log in.
  3. 10

    Great conversations. Built for mobile, tablets, & desktop.

    ChevyAudiovisual and Multimedia Communicator · Written
    Great design, cross-platform, secure AND you don't have to share your phone number.
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    Telegram 4.0

    The best messenger for every platform

    Vinit Agrawal16Co-Founder at Tars ( · Written
    A great and highly underrated messaging platform
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  5. Florian GAGNARDCEO @ · Written
    EnjoyUp is still in beta but there no need of a phone number, only an e-mail
    Anthony MaudryCTO, Enjoy Your Business · Written
    Just an email to create an account and awesome features :) Still in beta.
  6. Jeff WatersProduct Manager, VIPole · Edited
    Jeff Waters made this product
    VIPole works with an email address and they're currently working on making an annonymous entry. It's a cool app that protects your identity and all the information you share within is encrypted e2e. Plus they have useful features like wiping up history, editing, message auto-burn. Althought you dont need a phone number to register, you can still make calls with audio or video and make calls to other people who are not using the app. These communications are also fully encrypted even on server, which means no one can really track you.
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  7. David MichaelDigital Marketing executive, Contus · Written
    You can use your mail id itself.
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    Secure instant messaging system for any network

    Alexey PikurovCommunication and security · Written
    Alexey Pikurov made this product
    MyChat does not need your phone number. But this app is different from WhatsApp and Viber as it mostly used in companies for team collaboration on a self-hosted server.
  9. Troop Messenger, the new-age business communication tool comes with easy and simple to use functional application features. It is adapted by many business enterprises for its hassle-free sign-up and login processes. Troop messenger has a browser variant, where the end-users don’t have the need to download the application to use it, rather they can simply login with their registered business mail id and start to experience the application.
  10. Ben LiCofounder@LinkTime Mobile. · Written
    Ben Li made this product
    You can try this one, users can use emails to register accounts and they do messaging easily in the app.
  11. Joshua ByrdCEO, Meagre Inc. · Written
    Encrypted messages. Only username required.
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    Brosix Instant Messenger

    Secure instant messenger for your team

    Nikola BaldikovDigital Marketing Manager, Brosix · Written
    Nikola Baldikov made this product
    Brosix Instant Messenger is an encrypted tool that offers features such as text/audio/video chat, screen-sharing, screenshot, unlimited size file transfer, etc. It can be downloaded and used on both desktop and mobile, as well as completely online through the Brosix Web Client. It is usually used by teams to increase productivity and communication security. More information about features could be found here:
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    Trump Card

    Guess whether Trump or another celebrity said a given qoute

    Chat me I’m a fun person
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    A privacy focused email provider using Blockchain technology

    I need to DM an Insta follower
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