Discord Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Discord for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Element iconElement, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Discord and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Discord are Small Mumble iconMumble (Free, Open Source), Small Telegram iconTelegram (Free), Small Tox iconTox (Free, Open Source) and Small Slack iconSlack (Freemium).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 14, 2020

Platforms

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  • Online
  • Android
  • Windows
  • iPhone
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • iPad
  • Android Tablet
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Self-Hosted
  • Chrome OS
  • BSD
  • Windows Phone
  • Cloudron
  • JavaScript
  • Discord
  • Apple Watch
  • Go (Programming Language)
  • Windows S
  • PortableApps.com
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Features

  • Group chat
  • Team Collaboration
  • Video chat
  • Voice Call
  • Encrypted chat
  • Integrated File Sharing
  • Messaging
  • File sharing
  • Share your screen
  • Video Conferencing
  • Group collaboration
  • Video calling
  • Voice chat
  • Team messaging
  • End-to-End Encryption
  • Real time collaboration
  • Text chat
  • Task Management
  • Privacy focused
  • Decentralized
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License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

  • A free instant messaging and collaboration software based on the Matrix protocol.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Discord.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
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    Gu
    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.

    Negative comment • 9 months ago • 30 users agree and 7 don't.

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    ni
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 29 users agree and 5 don't.

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    lazysami00783466
    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 • more than a year ago • 13 users agree and 4 don't.

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  • Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Discord.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • PortableApps.com
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    D4CX307405
    Free open source software, you can easily host your own server.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 30 users agree and 8 don't.

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

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 22 users agree and 2 don't.

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

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 9 users agree and 3 don't.

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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.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Discord, some doesn't.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
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    Gu
    Telegram's desktop (PC) app can not even comparable to Discord. It lacks a LOT of features.

    Negative comment • 11 months ago • 9 users agree and 5 don't.

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

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 11 users agree and 6 don't.

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    Gu
    Lighter, no premium-fees, secure

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree and 7 don't.

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  • Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Discord.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
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    Gu
    The privacy capability gives Tox an edge over most other alternatives to Discord.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 12 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago • 10 users agree and 3 don't.

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    lazysami00783465
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 8 users agree and 2 don't.

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  • Real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams to stay focused and productive.
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Gu
    Many features discord has are paid in Slack, it's a horrible alternative targeted for businesses

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 21 users agree and 2 don't.

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    Gu
    Slack = business Discord = Gaming

    Negative comment • 9 months ago • 10 users agree and 7 don't.

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    OA
    Has the same chat features, is more secure than discord, lets you call.

    Positive comment • 5 months ago • 1 users agree.

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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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Discord.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Cloudron
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    Gu
    Legit just the older-brother to all other voips except the old trashy ones

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 8 users agree and 3 don't.

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    usernamehere295659
    Choose whether you want to host your own server for free or rent. Better permission system than discord.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 9 users agree and 5 don't.

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

    Negative comment • about 2 months ago • 0 users agree and 4 don't.

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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...
    Most users think this is great alternative to Discord.
    • Free Personal • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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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...
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Discord.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl
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  • Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Small Slack iconSlack alternative.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Discord.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
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  • Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Discord.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    lazysami00783469
    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 • more than a year ago • 4 users agree.

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