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ginlo, the messenger for private communication.
Your WhatsApp alternative made in Germany.


Your ginlo benefits at a glance

  • Secure, encrypted communication

  • Easy to use

  • Share videos, images, voice messages, and locations

  • Send files of any format (PDF, PPTX, MP3, DOCX, ZIP, etc.)

  • Send messages the James Bond way: “This message will self-destruct.”

  • Back to the future: Send scheduled messages

  • Communicate with your ginlo Business contacts

  • Subscribe to your favorite blogs and magazines (content channels)

  • No tracking, no profiling, no ads

  • Made & hosted in Germany

  • Compliant with German data protection law and GDPR

  • The German alternative to US-based services such as WhatsApp

  • Customer care with heart –


European alternatives are required.

Two-thirds of respondents who use Facebook services would prefer European providers, according to a survey by Brabbler AG in March 2019.


Read more survey results (in German)

Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable when using WhatsApp?

Rightly so, because you’re tracked and profiled, and this data is shared with WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook. That's why ginlo comes just in time as your WhatsApp alternative.

More details about WhatsApp and your alternative

Install ginlo on your smartphone right now

Download the free ginlo app from the app store and communicate securely with your family and friends.