Online Discord Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to Discord as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative is Element. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Telegram or Matrix.org. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Discord and loads of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Discord are Wire (Free Personal, Open Source), Guilded (Free), Zoom (Freemium) and Zulip (Free Personal, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 14, 2021

    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
    • Discord
    • Apple Watch
    • Google Chrome
    • PortableApps.com
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • JavaScript

    Features

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

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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. View 242 alternatives to Element
      Most users think Element is a great alternative to Discord.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Matrix.org
      • Cloudron
      Element vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
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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.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      besttoasterovens It is more special to use for me. I love this feature.
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

      -1
      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

      29
      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 17 days 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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      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

      0
      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

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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 248 alternatives to Telegram
      Some users think Telegram is a great alternative to Discord, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Linux Mobile
      • Android Wear
      • PortableApps.com
      • FreeBSD
      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

      6
      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

      2
      Telegram's desktop (PC) app can not even comparable to Discord. It lacks a LOT of features.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      8
      Risei Significantly safer than Discord. Much better text chat features, although lacking in the voice chat department.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      User4133612 Telegram is more akin to whatsapp than discord. Discord would be closer to mumble, teamspeak or ventrilo.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      4
      It's almost exactly like SMS
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      1
      Lighter, no premium-fees, secure
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -4


    • 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 255 alternatives to Wire
      Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Discord.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • WebRTC
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • Go (Programming Language)
      • Cloudron
      • Java
      • Perl
    • 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. View 98 alternatives to Guilded
      Almost everyone thinks Guilded is a great alternative to Discord.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Guilded vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
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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  3 months ago

      1
      Similar to Discord's layout but with much more channel types.
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      1
      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  about 2 months ago

      1
      Useful different channel types
      Positive comment 14 days ago

      0
      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 15 days ago

      0
      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 16 days ago

      0
      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 16 days ago

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    • Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. View 195 alternatives to Zoom
    • Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations. View 230 alternatives to Zulip
    • Proficonf is a lightning fast and powerful video conferencing web app. That allows you to participate in one-click meetings with up to 250 participants, share your screen, apps, tabs, and documents. View 88 alternatives to Proficonf
      Almost everyone thinks Proficonf is a great alternative to Discord.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Proficonf vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I_never_give_up Also great tool for team collaboration, but supports video chat, which is great.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      1
    • AirSend is a simple collaboration space for professionals and small teams that brings all your conversations, files, notes, and to-do lists into one place so that you can get work done faster and easier. View 20 alternatives to AirSend
    • Gitter is a chat and collaboration tool for developers and users. It's a place for developers to talk. View 47 alternatives to Gitter
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Gitter vs Discord
      pros, cons and recent comments
      For development teams, it's working very similarly to Discord, although the interface is somewhat different
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -1
      Ornataweaver They work the same for chatting.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
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