Discord Alternatives

    Discord is described as 'bout giving people the power to create belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about' and is one of the leading apps in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Discord for a variety of platforms, including the Web, Android, Windows, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Discord are Mumble (Free, Open Source), Telegram (Free), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Slack (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 12, 2021

    • Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default. View 239 alternatives to Element
      Most users think Element is a great alternative to Discord.
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      Element vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
      nipos It also has chat rooms which can be combined into groups (like Discords servers) and group voice calls. It's open source and can be hosted on an own server or used on one of many free servers.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      besttoasterovens It is more special to use for me. I love this feature.
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

      Voice features are just lacking too far behind or practically non existent compared to discord. No channels, no audio wizards setup or even basic settings like volume control or open mic threshold settings, no push to talk. It's very very barebones. If it were to have Mumbe's voice features instead of Jitsi's it would be a discord killer.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      Can create communities and channels, and it's federated, so it's really like Discord where you can join any public community
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      coralinecastell FOSS, end-to-end encryption, beautiful interface, easy to set up, fast, responsive. Not bloated like Discord, not a privacy hazard like Discord. You can host your own server. Frequently updated. Supports gifs, videos, emoticons, etc. Clean sound.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      RemovedUser Decentralized, end-to-end encrypted, and easy to use. Excellent client for creating a voice chat room for gaming. Of all the alternatives here, this one most closely mirrors Discord (while not infringing on your privacy).
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      kompowiec2 it's discord clone practical
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming. View 41 alternatives to Mumble
      Almost everyone thinks Mumble is a great alternative to Discord.
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      Mumble vs Discord
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      D4CX Free open source software, you can easily host your own server.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      Open source chat and audio call service, but could use a face lift.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      julienth37 Mumble are for real time communication not differed and persistent chat like Discord.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

      The audio quality is great and has less latency than Discord. The server is self-hosted so there is more flexibility as well. But that's the only expect that is better than Discord. Discord has much more functionality like video calling, rich text server chat, etc.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      No text chat channels. Mumble is voice oriented
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      Opensource and easy-to-create servers. However, you have to host the servers as mumble doesn't do it themselves.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Mumble is a voice chat item. It's closer to teamspeak than discord or slack.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    • 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. View 245 alternatives to Telegram
      Some users think Telegram is a great alternative to Discord, some don't.
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      Telegram vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Telegram DOES HAVE voice chat. It has no premium features, it's all free. Plus stickers.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Telegram as a communications system does most of what Discord offers, Voice chat is more like a Skype alternative.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Telegram's desktop (PC) app can not even comparable to Discord. It lacks a LOT of features.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      Risei Significantly safer than Discord. Much better text chat features, although lacking in the voice chat department.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      User4133612 Telegram is more akin to whatsapp than discord. Discord would be closer to mumble, teamspeak or ventrilo.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      It's almost exactly like SMS
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      Lighter, no premium-fees, secure
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    • Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely. View 171 alternatives to Tox
      Almost everyone thinks Tox is a great alternative to Discord.
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      Tox vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The privacy capability gives Tox an edge over most other alternatives to Discord.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      RemovedUser Tox is an amazing idea, and when it works, it works well. But it's so buggy that it's unusable for me. When they get the kinks worked out this will be an excellent chat/voice/video client.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      RemovedUser it is not gaming-oriented
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      Tox is general has great ideas, I love the decentralized part, but also miss features of a centralized service like sending messages to offline users. Would be cool if someone manage to make a web client for Tox.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      Good privacy, same voice codec.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      You can chat via it with audio - and also video, that trumps Discord!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      5247009 This is not a gaming-oriented chat program.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    • Real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams to stay focused and productive. View 208 alternatives to Slack
      This alternative is disputed. Slack is still a legitimate alternative to Discord, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      Slack vs Discord
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      OAKSIF0 Has the same chat features, is more secure than discord, lets you call.
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      Pretty much identical to Discord, just different UI, no voice stuff, and more professional looking...
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      Many features discord has are paid in Slack, it's a horrible alternative targeted for businesses
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      Slack = business Discord = Gaming
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      User4133612 They do have voice calling but slack isn't made for gaming. Compared to mumble, teamspeak or ventrilo, you would be better off using your phone in a group call. Latency is going to be the biggest issue since slack's target audience is business and not gaming.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      RemovedUser you can't just open a second organization chat in one app instance - you must have it opened twice (more RAM usage), also it doesn't have voice chat.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      VaiTon86 Slack don't provide voice chat
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    • Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure... View 251 alternatives to Wire
      Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Discord.
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    • TeamSpeak is a proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone conference call. View 43 alternatives to TeamSpeak
      Most users think TeamSpeak is a great alternative to Discord.
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      TeamSpeak vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Legit just the older-brother to all other voips except the old trashy ones
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      usernamehere Choose whether you want to host your own server for free or rent. Better permission system than discord.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      TS is for Voice with optional chat. Not a persistent chat app.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      BananaOnGitHub garbage, too complex compared to discord. nothing beats discord when it comes to chat and vc
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      Risei Teamspeak is hosted by the user and is much more private and safe when compared to Discord and its data collection.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      RemovedUser servers are self-hosted, it focuses on voice chat, android app is paid
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    • Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers... View 120 alternatives to Matrix.org
      Almost everyone thinks Matrix.org is a great alternative to Discord.
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    • Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms. View 119 alternatives to Jami
      Most users think Jami is a great alternative to Discord.
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      Jami vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
      RemovedUser Decentralized, end-to-end encrypted, and ironically works better than other services that I have used. I'm not sure if it has group calls, though.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Ring lacks most chat features.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    • Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack alternative. View 122 alternatives to Mattermost
      Most users think Mattermost is a great alternative to Discord.
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