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Self-Hosted Let's Chat Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Let's Chat as a self-hosted solution and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. 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 50 alternatives to Let's Chat and 18 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Let's Chat are Matrix.org, Mattermost, Rocket.Chat and Zulip.

Let's Chat alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Team Collaboration Tools or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Let's Chat.
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  1. Element icon

    Element

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedElement is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionElement has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedElement is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningElement has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownElement supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingElement will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Element simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Video calls for desktop and mobile
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    Matrix.org

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl

    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionMatrix.org has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMatrix.org is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMatrix.org support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Matrix.org simultaneously.
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    Mattermost

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron

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

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMattermost can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownMattermost supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  4. 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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  5. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZulip supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingZulip supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Focalboard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Focalboard is an open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Focalboard simultaneously.
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    Dialog Messenger

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dialog Messenger simultaneously.
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    fluxday

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Opensource task & productivity management tool for startups, engineered based on the concepts of OKR.

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    Discontinued

    The last update was in 2019, and the live demo is unavailable.

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    ZeroChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet

    An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZeroChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Discontinued

    Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).

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

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCrust Enterprise Messaging supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Crust Messaging with the Jitsi video bridge open
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