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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 very popular Video Calling 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 iPad. The best alternative is Jitsi Desktop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Voice and Video Chat are Skype, Rocket.Chat, Viber and Trillian.

Google Voice and Video Chat alternatives are mainly Video Calling Apps but may also be Group Chat Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Voice and Video Chat.
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  1. Jitsi Desktop (previously SIP Communicator) is a legacy audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption, precedessor of Jitsi Meet .

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedJitsi Desktop is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Jitsi Desktop without registration.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJitsi Desktop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportJitsi Desktop support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Jitsi Desktop is not actively developed anymore: last version, released in October 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub. Its successor is Jitsi Meet icon Jitsi Meet

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  2. Skype icon

    Skype

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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.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeRocket.Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRocket.Chat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Rocket.Chat to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Viber

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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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    Trillian

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    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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    MicroSIP

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    MicroSIP is a free portable SIP softphone for Windows based on PJSIP stack.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMicroSIP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    LINE

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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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  8. FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iOS and Mac OS.

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    3CX

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    The 3CX Phone System is the software-based private branch exchange (PBX) Phone system based on the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) standard and enables extensions to make calls via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) or via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services...

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    Zello

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    The application is a push-to-talk (PTT) walkie-talkie for consumers and business and available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows PC, rugged mobile devices and two-way radios.

    ⚫︎ LightweightZello consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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