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Discord Alternatives for iPhone

There are many alternatives to Discord for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone 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 iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Discord are Mumble, Telegram, Slack and Matrix.org.

Discord alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Discord.
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  1. Element icon

    Element

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    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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    Most users think Element is a great alternative to Discord.
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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    besttoasterovens

    It is more special to use for me. I love this feature.

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    -5

    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.

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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

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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.

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  2. Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.

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    Mumble vs Discord opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mumble is a great alternative to Discord.
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    D4CX

    Free open source software, you can easily host your own server.

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    Open source chat and audio call service, but could use a face lift.

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    Mumble is a pure voice chat with optional text

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    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.

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    No text chat channels. Mumble is voice oriented

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    Opensource and easy-to-create servers. However, you have to host the servers as mumble doesn't do it themselves.

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    Mumble is a voice chat item. It's closer to teamspeak than discord or slack.

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    Telegram

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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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    Risei

    Significantly safer than Discord. Much better text chat features, although lacking in the voice chat department.

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    Lighter, no premium-fees, secure

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    User4133612

    Telegram is more akin to whatsapp than discord. Discord would be closer to mumble, teamspeak or ventrilo.

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    Telegram's desktop (PC) app can not even comparable to Discord. It lacks a LOT of features.

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    It's almost exactly like SMS

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    Telegram as a communications system does most of what Discord offers, Voice chat is more like a Skype alternative.

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    Telegram DOES HAVE voice chat. It has no premium features, it's all free. Plus stickers.

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    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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    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.

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    Slack = business Discord = Gaming

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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.

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    Many features discord has are paid in Slack, it's a horrible alternative targeted for businesses

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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.

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    Pretty much identical to Discord, just different UI, no voice stuff, and more professional looking...

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    VaiTon86

    Slack don't provide voice chat

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    Matrix.org

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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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Matrix.org is a great alternative to Discord.


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    TeamSpeak

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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. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone.

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    Most users think TeamSpeak is a great alternative to Discord.
    usernamehere

    Choose whether you want to host your own server for free or rent. Better permission system than discord.

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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.

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    RemovedUser

    servers are self-hosted, it focuses on voice chat, android app is paid

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    BananaOnGitHub

    garbage, too complex compared to discord. nothing beats discord when it comes to chat and vc

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    Legit just the older-brother to all other voips except the old trashy ones

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    TS is for Voice with optional chat. Not a persistent chat app.

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    Wire

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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 end-to-end-encryption.

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    Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Discord.
  8. 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.

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    Bruden

    Its an upgraded Discord. The performance issues people have had in the past are actively being worked on if not already resolved.

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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.

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    Useful different channel types

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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

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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.

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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...

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    Jami

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    Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement

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    Most users think Jami is a great alternative to Discord.

    Ring lacks most chat features.

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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.

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    Mattermost

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    Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.

    Is this a good alternative?
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    Most users think Mattermost is a great alternative to Discord.
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