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 Ababseh
    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 :)
  2. 16
    Google Hangouts

    New web app for Google Hangouts cross-device messaging app

    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. 9

    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.
  4. 6
    Telegram 4.0

    The best messenger for every platform

    Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit Agrawal14Co-Founder at Tars ( · Written
    A great and highly underrated messaging platform
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  5. Florian GAGNARD
    Florian GAGNARDCEO @ · Written
    EnjoyUp is still in beta but there no need of a phone number, only an e-mail
    Anthony Maudry
    Anthony MaudryCTO, Enjoy Your Business · Written
    Just an email to create an account and awesome features :) Still in beta.
  6. Jeff Waters
    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 Michael
    David MichaelDigital Marketing executive, Contus · Written
    You can use your mail id itself.
  8. 3

    Secure instant messaging system for any network

    Alexey Pikurov
    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. Ben Li
    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.
  10. Joshua Byrd
    Joshua ByrdCEO, Meagre Inc. · Written
    Encrypted messages. Only username required.
  11. 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.
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