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Self-Hosted Element Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Element as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Jitsi Meet, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Element 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 Element are Matrix.org, Wire, Mumble and Mattermost.

Element 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 Element.
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  1. Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.

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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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    Ema_Nymton

    Element wouldn't exist without Matrix, so it's a great alternative in the way that I am a great alternative to my father.

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    The matrix is the protocol itself. It is a client for Element Matrix.

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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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    Appears to have a fairly complete feature set for this type of application.

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  4. 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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    Mattermost

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

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    POX

    One of the best alternatives to Slack (with Riot and Zulip). It's open source and you can self-host it, which means more control over the app and the privacy of the users.

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  6. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

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  7. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

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    POX

    Open-source and privacy focused, like Riot. It's one of the best alternatives to Slack.

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    Briefing

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    The preservation of privacy is the main driver for this project. Secure technologies, such as WebRTC, are used to establish a direct connection between the participants.

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    Dialog Messenger

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    Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.

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  10. Corteza Messaging is a secure, high performance, open source Slack alternative that allows your teams to collaborate more efficiently, as well as communicate safely with other organisations or customers.

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