Self-Hosted Hangouts Alternatives

    Hangouts 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 Hangouts 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 Hangouts are Jitsi Meet (Freemium, Open Source), Matrix.org (Free, Open Source), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source) and Zulip (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 21, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Element is a great alternative to Hangouts.
      Supports all Hangouts features, as well as encrypted conversations. Respects your privacy, and you don't need an email address to sign up.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      its deep architecture makes it better than Hangouts and the other security-focused alternatives too.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    2. 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. What else can you do with Jitsi Meet?
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      JohnFastman Fully functioning, free, open-source, end-to-end encrypted, browser-based (install nothing) Skype- or Google Hangouts alternative. Stable video and sound, screen share, password protection for rooms and a few other handy features. Highly recommended. No more reason to accept Skype and Google's surveillance of your conversations.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      gitbreaker222 Open source, works without account, easy access, good design, stable connection
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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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.
    3. 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. Why Wire?
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      Almost everyone thinks Wire is a great alternative to Hangouts.
      My replacement for Hangouts needed to have integrated video/voice/text chat but also keep the text chat server side so any device could jump back into the conversation. Wire has all of these and is also available on any platform AND is open source!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Privacy focused alternative with end-to-end encryption.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      End to end encryption, high audio quality, clear financial model (based on pay pro version) and Swiss based
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.
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      hrishikeshpatil Streams and topics instead of groups
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.
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    6. Nextcloud Talk is a fully self-hosted audio/video and chat communication service. It features web and mobile apps and is designed to offer the highest degree of security while being easy to use.
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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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    7. 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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      Dirc is a peer-to-peer web application which uses WebRTC to set up connections between chat participants without requiring a back-end server. The static files can be self-hosted. Other features: * Identities are key pairs (NaCl).
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