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    Discord Alternatives for Android

    There are many alternatives to Discord for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Discord and loads of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Discord are Telegram (Free), Tox (Free, Open Source), Slack (Freemium) and Matrix.org (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 25, 2022

    1. 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.
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      Element vs Discord opinions
      Most users think Element is a great alternative to Discord.
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      besttoasterovens It is more special to use for me. I love this feature.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Can create communities and channels, and it's federated, so it's really like Discord where you can join any public community
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      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  about 2 years ago

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      RemovedUser Element is Good but it feels like a Half-baked Cake. Some features need tight gearing and I hope in 1-2 years this Platform will become the best FOSS Platform for Group Communication.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Bruden While the privacy and self-hosting features are nice, I don't see this becoming a wide-spread alternative to Discord, if only because it's overly complicated for what it is.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      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 about 2 years ago

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      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 almost 3 years ago

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      Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
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      Telegram vs Discord opinions
      Some users think Telegram is a great alternative to Discord, some don't.
      Telegram DOES HAVE voice chat. It has no premium features, it's all free. Plus stickers.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      Telegram as a communications system does most of what Discord offers, Voice chat is more like a Skype alternative.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Telegram's desktop (PC) app can not even comparable to Discord. It lacks a LOT of features.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      Risei Significantly safer than Discord. Much better text chat features, although lacking in the voice chat department.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      User4133612 Telegram is more akin to whatsapp than discord. Discord would be closer to mumble, teamspeak or ventrilo.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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

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      Lighter, no premium-fees, secure
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.
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      Tox vs Discord opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Tox is a great alternative to Discord.
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      The privacy capability gives Tox an edge over most other alternatives to Discord.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      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  almost 3 years ago

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      rad1an It doesn't have servers, is less convenient
      Top negative comment  4 months ago

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      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 over 3 years ago

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      RemovedUser it is not gaming-oriented
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      Good privacy, same voice codec.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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

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    3. Slack is a unified communication platform built with an optimized workflow to keep modern teams focused and productive. A familiar chat interface facilitates discussions while advanced features are easily exposed based on context.
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      Slack vs Discord opinions
      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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      OAKSIF0 Has the same chat features, is more secure than discord, lets you call.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Slack = business Discord = Gaming
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      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 about 2 years ago

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      Many features discord has are paid in Slack, it's a horrible alternative targeted for businesses
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      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 almost 4 years ago

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      Pretty much identical to Discord, just different UI, no voice stuff, and more professional looking...
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      VaiTon86 Slack don't provide voice chat
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      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 with no single point of control.
      Almost everyone thinks Matrix.org is a great alternative to Discord.


    4. 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. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone.
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      TeamSpeak vs Discord opinions
      Most users think TeamSpeak is a great alternative to Discord.
      Legit just the older-brother to all other voips except the old trashy ones
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      usernamehere Choose whether you want to host your own server for free or rent. Better permission system than discord.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      TS is for Voice with optional chat. Not a persistent chat app.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      BananaOnGitHub garbage, too complex compared to discord. nothing beats discord when it comes to chat and vc
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Risei Teamspeak is hosted by the user and is much more private and safe when compared to Discord and its data collection.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      RemovedUser servers are self-hosted, it focuses on voice chat, android app is paid
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption. Why Wire?
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      Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Discord.
    6. An advanced gaming chat platform competitor to Discord with features like calendars, advanced voice chat, and forums to better manage and grow your gaming communities.
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      Guilded vs Discord opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Guilded is a great alternative to Discord.
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      sethpdietrich I like Guilded as an alternative because I feel like the developers are super friendly and active, and it seems to have a LOT of features that Discord sort of skips out on. The fact that I don't have to pay a subscription to the devs (and now you can only pay to the owner of your server - no Nitrolike option at all!) for the features is actually really great.
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

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      Similar to Discord's layout but with much more channel types.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Kippenhof It Isn't Polished as much. Discord Is really good in keeping the UI Clean, Modern and Polished. Guilded doesn't do that very well.
      Top negative comment  9 months ago

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      Useful different channel types
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      its, mostly the fact that it has more features, better than discord and it’s all for free. Not a single penny to be paid
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      DaBaldEagul The staff is super nice, development is super fast, and the community is awesome. It has a lot of features, and you can even transfer your Discord server to Guilded with only a few clicks.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Found out about Guilded from others moving away from Discord and i'm so glad I checked it out before blindly defending Discord. It's superior in almost every way for free...
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    7. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement Open Source and cross-platform. Jami gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.
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      Jami vs Discord opinions
      Most users think Jami is a great alternative to Discord.
      Ring lacks most chat features.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      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 almost 3 years ago

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    8. Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.
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      Most users think Mattermost is a great alternative to Discord.
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