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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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    Internet.org

    Browse health, employment and info services for free

    John Ababseh
    John AbabsehEpiphany 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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    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    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.
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    Wire

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

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

    The coding app for beginners by Google

    Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit AgrawalCo-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com) · Written
    A great and highly underrated messaging platform
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    EnjoyUp.io
    Florian GAGNARD
    Florian GAGNARDCEO @ EnjoyUp.io · Written
    EnjoyUp is still in beta but there no need of a phone number, only an e-mail
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    Anthony Maudry
    Anthony MaudryCTO, Enjoy Your Business · Written
    Just an email to create an account and awesome features :) Still in beta.
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    VIPole Private Messenger
    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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    Contus Fly - Chat & Messaging API
    David Michael
    David MichaelDigital Marketing executive, Contus · Written
    You can use your mail id itself.
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    MyChat

    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.
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    Troop Messenger
    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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    DemoApp.Link
    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.
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    Wickr

    Snapchat with military-grade encryption

    Encrypted messages. Only username required.
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    Brosix Instant Messenger

    Secure instant messenger for your team

    Nikola Baldikov
    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: https://www.brosix.com/features/
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    Zangi Private Messenger

    private messenger, messaging, messenger

    Lucia Yegyan
    Lucia YegyanDigital Marketing Specialist · Written
    You just need to provide an email, no personal phone number required. And the email acts as a username really. ALSO, a great solution Zangi offers is it gives a special unique Zangi number to each user. Then can use their Zangi number for calls, messaging anything. And the people they're talking to will never have their personal info.
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    Remote OK

    The biggest remote job board on the web

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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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    Dmail

    A privacy focused email provider using Blockchain technology

    I need to DM an Insta follower
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    😉😉message me LOOO JK
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    Wand
    Jontee Spiin
    Jontee Spiini am a teenager · Written
    chat
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