Google Voice and Video Chat Alternatives

    Google Voice and Video Chat is described as 'With this plugin by Google, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Gmail, iGoogle and orkut chat. It lets you have an actual conversation with someone, or even chat face to face over video' and is a well-known app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Google Voice and Video Chat for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Voice and Video Chat are Skype (Freemium), Hangouts (Free), Rocket.Chat (Freemium, Open Source) and Viber (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2019

    1. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
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      Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.
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    2. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!
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    3. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.
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      With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.
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    4. Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.
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      LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.
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    5. FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iOS and Mac OS.
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    6. MicroSIP is a free portable SIP softphone for Windows based on PJSIP stack.
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      3CXPhone is a free VoIP phone available for Windows, iPhone or any Android based smart phone such as Google Nexus, Sony Xperia, Motorola Droid or Samsung Galaxy.
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