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Open Source Linphone Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Linphone is Jitsi Desktop. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Linphone and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Linphone are Tox, Jami, Wire and Conversations.

Linphone alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Linphone.
This page was last updated Jun 16, 2022
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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 .

    Discontinued

    Jitsi Desktop is not actively developed anymore: last version, released in October 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub. Its successor is Jitsi Meet

    Most users think Jitsi Desktop is a great alternative to Linphone.
  2. With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.

    Tox vs Linphone opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Tox is still a legitimate alternative to Linphone, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Linphone is an SIP client and connects to VOIP services, Tox is not an SIP client but rather a secure messaging client

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  3. Jami

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement

  4. Wire

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

    Wire vs Linphone opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Wire is still a legitimate alternative to Linphone, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Linphone provides a SIP client interoperable with many standards-compliant VOIP services. Wire is not a SIP client instead it provides access to proprietary VOIP network.

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  5. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG].



  6. Xabber

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Open source Jabber (XMPP) client with multi-account support, clean and simple interface. Being both free (as in freedom!) and ad-free, Xabber is designed to be the best Jabber client for Android .

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.6.6, released in October 2019, can be still downloaded from F-Droid, it's no longer available on Google Play Store

    Xabber vs Linphone opinions
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    Xabber is not a soft phone solution, only instant messaging.

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  7. FluffyChat is an open, nonprofit and cute matrix messenger app for Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.

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    Chat, browse and transact securely in an open source community committed to bringing the power of Ethereum and a more distributed internet to your pocket.

  9. Molly is an independent Signal fork for Android.

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  10. Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

    Discontinued

    Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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