Alternatives to Skype for the Web with any license

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  • Telegram icon

    Telegram

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful. .

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com FreeBSD

    • Telegram does not - currently - support VoIP calls. It's exclusively an instant messaging platform. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • I use skype for voip and telegram doesn't have voip. patitsasFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Discord icon

    Discord

    All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone

    • Functionality of teamspeak but with the ease of access and clean design better than skype. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • it's more secure and less laggy than skype Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Better call quality, better group management, better design. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Interface is unique, slim design. It is faster than skype for mobile version, skype is always buggy! Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Not even a bit of CPU is used. It's great for gaming, free, and NO ADS. LouieK22Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • I've never found a desktop messaging software that works half as good and stably as Discordapp on a web browser. So much that I couldn't be bother to even try the Windows software.... I use the APP on my Droid, which is every bit as good and yet unbeatable from any other messaging service that I tried. Also excellent for rapid file and image (full quality) droppings. m80116Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Hangouts icon

    Hangouts

    Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group! ...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Android Wear

    • Its email systems voice and screen sharing file send it really good. That's why it is better then skype Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Slack icon

    Slack

    Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone BSD Apple Watch Electron / Atom Shell

    • With the new VOIP it has replaced Skype in our office. OlaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Prefer it to Skype in a Commercial environment TNovakJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    WhatsApp Messenger

    WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone Blackberry 10 Android Wear Kindle Fire

    • Skype and Whatsapp can be both used on mobile as a text chat Venom88Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Skype is know from doing calls & videoconference, specially on the desktop. WhatsApp is implementing now the calling feature, but not all the users have it. They don't have videochat support and is not available on desktop (well, we have WhatsApp Web, but only is a remote controller with a few funcionality: nothing about caling or videochat). EliasNSMar 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • WhatsApp does not have a video call option Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Jitsi

    Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... BSD

    • it does everything skype does and more, including end-to-end voice and text encryption, which skype does not. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Does XMPP for chat, Sip for voice. I like the open federation with most XMPP accounts and it's still working as a chat client among Gmail accounts. GordonDejeroJun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Jitsi is a front-end capable of using multiple protocols. Using XMPP, it can provide text, voice, video, and screen-sharing calls as Skype would. On a server with MUP enabled, it also allows groups. File sharing may be slow, but no slower than Skype. As such, Jitsi can functionally replace Skype. Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Both really easy to use and properly secure (e2e, etc). patitsasFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Facebook Messenger icon

    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more. Top Features: •...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry ... Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch Android Wear

  • Linphone icon

    Linphone

    Linphone is an internet phone or Voice Over IP phone (VoIP). With Linphone you can communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Xfce

    • Allows voice, video and text converstaions Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Wire icon

    Wire

    Wire is a secure and private messenger for phones, tablets and desktop. Crystal clear voice and video calls, private group chats, file sharing, audio and video messages...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Microsoft Edge Chrome Opera Firefox

    • Great security, open source, video calls, responsive developers. Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Group audio calls with screen sharing functionality, open source, nice UI. svenjostOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Trillian icon

    Trillian

    Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Blackberry iPad

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    Riot.im

    Riot (formerly Vector) is an opensource interoperable app running on Web, iOS and Android. It is built around chat rooms, both public and private and provides messaging...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad Self-Hosted ... Chrome Safari Firefox

    • It's like Skype but has open groups like Teamspeak and it has unlimited fileupload. Thanks to a server to server structure, everyone can text everyone. MasteLrugariusNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • appear.in icon

    appear.in

    Video conversations with up to 8 people in your browser - no downloads, no login. Just name your channel and you are on. Works in all modern browsers, even mobile.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • You don't have to download it & it has no ads Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Better sound and video quality and less complicated. Can also be used without an account or subscription. More stable than Skype and Hangouts. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    LINE

    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch

    • Line is more responsive and reliable than Skype on mobile phones. gyasettinOct 2016 Disagree   Agree