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Self-Hosted Discord Alternatives

Discord is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted 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 many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Discord are Mumble, Matrix.org, Wire and Mattermost.

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. Simple yet powerful open source slack alternative chat platform for teams and organizational communication. Keep your conversations in your control, free from data mining and ads. Safe from prying eyes and secured with encryption.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedFugu Simple Work Chat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  2. Virola Messenger icon

    Virola Messenger

    • FreeProprietary
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    • Self-Hosted

    Secure self-hosted or cloud corporate messenger with private and group chat rooms, file transfer and storage, voice and video meetings, issue tracking and screen sharing.

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    Virola team messenger


  3. Fuse Chat icon

    Fuse Chat

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Fuse Chat is a Video Chat script userfriendly php socket.io script With is fully responsive design whatever if you are using a mobile a computer or even a tablet will always fit your screen and give you the best chat experience possible.

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    Balloon

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Balloon is a virtual events platform, focusing on attendee engagement, enabling organizers to monetize their events efficiently. Events can have live video streaming stages, networking (1:1 or small group), expo booths, breakout sessions, sponsors.

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  5. Awesome hosting for Matrix chat and integrations - built on the Matrix open ecosystem for secure, decentralised communication, by the creators of Matrix.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownModular.im supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedModular.im is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Kahla

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    Kahla is a free and open-source, cross-platform business messaging tool that supports end-to-end encrypted message communication and automatic destruction of messages.

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    Pensil

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome

    Pensil is a community building platform, which bring together your audience or customer. Pensil helps you build your own social media platform for your brands with feed, member, group chat and more. Available for the web, native iOS and Android apps, all under your brand.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedPensil is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Pensil without registration.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesPensil can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionPensil has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Pensil simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePensil supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarPensil can be synchronized with Google Calendar
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    Build personalised community experience for your members on web, android & iOS.
  8. PrivMX Fusion is safe and easy collaboration software for all kinds of teams, with virtual workspace protected by end-to-end encryption. Each team uses desktop/laptop client software and its own (zero-knowledge) PrivMX Team Server.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingPrivMX Fusion will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionPrivMX Fusion has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionPrivMX Fusion has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedPrivMX Fusion is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersPrivMX Fusion has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationPrivMX Fusion supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Get a multi-window view and use PrivMX pocket - a companion app available for IOS and Android.
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    qTeams

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The future of Team collaboration. Secure. Cross platform. Manage Teams, Groups, Private & Public Channels. Invite. Meet. Work. Automate with over 700'000 Apps. Built-in Webinar & Webmeetings. Available as PrivateCloud or On Premise. Decentralized.

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