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Microsoft Teams Alternatives

Microsoft Teams is described as 'is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates your team's people, content, and tools to be increase engagement and efficacy' and is a Group Chat app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Teams for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Element, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Teams are Jitsi Meet, Slack, Jami and Wire.

Microsoft Teams alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Teams.
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  1. Element icon

    Element

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    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
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    264 alternatives to Element 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedElement is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionElement has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedElement is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  VoiP CallsElement allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Support for MarkDownElement supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    6.  File VersioningElement has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    7.  No TrackingElement will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Element simultaneously.
    9.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    Video calls for desktop and mobile
    Collaboration widgets
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    Element vs Microsoft Teams opinions
    Most users think Element is a great alternative to Microsoft Teams.
    chtfn

    Element has come a long way, and is now a fully-featured group chat application, with spaces (to group several rooms), numerous bridges so people are not locked in one single tool, and great integrations.

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    tutosfaciles48

    Riot.im have a lot of mods/plugins which allow us to have video calls, ldap/AD integration, ...

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    Privacy-friendly productive cross-platform client for the increasingly growing Matrix community.

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    Guest

    Clean and simple interface. Bridges is an extremely nice feature.

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    Jitsi Meet

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    121 alternatives to Jitsi Meet 

    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.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Jitsi Meet without registration.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionJitsi Meet has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Jitsi Meet to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Ad-freeJitsi Meet doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  LightweightJitsi Meet consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    good software alternative to Meet

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    Slack

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    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    216 alternatives to Slack 

    Slack is a unified communication platform built with an optimized workflow to keep modern teams focused and productive. A familiar chat interface facilitates discussions while advanced features are easily exposed based on context.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSlack can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for @mentionsSlack supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Slack simultaneously.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Slack using IFTTT.
    5.  VoiP CallsSlack allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Most users think Slack is a great alternative to Microsoft Teams.
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    Jami

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    135 alternatives to Jami 

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

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    1.  DecentralizedJami is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedJami is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeJami doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  End-to-End EncryptionJami has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    5.  Screen SharingYou can use Jami to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    Jami video conference OS X
    Jami conference call Linux
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    Wire

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    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    259 alternatives to Wire 

    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.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionWire has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  VoiP CallsWire allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Wire to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Privacy focusedWire is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Multiple Account supportWire support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Mattermost

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    121 alternatives to Mattermost 

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

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    Guest

    Easy to install, free of charge and self hosted.

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    Guest

    Mostly the same features, but self-hosted. Although less integrations in my knowledge

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  7. Zoom icon

    Zoom

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    213 alternatives to Zoom 

    Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, events, contact centers, VoIP cloud phones, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and on-site room systems.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Zoom to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Zoom without registration.
    3.  Ad-freeZoom doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Zulip

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    • Self-Hosted
    225 alternatives to Zulip 

    Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations. Zulip's threading makes it easy for people not always on chat (like managers, remote team members, contractors, part-time workers, etc) to weigh in on...

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    Guest

    The threading feature makes conversations organized, it bring the best of chat and email together

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    Rocket.Chat

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    131 alternatives to Rocket.Chat 

    Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

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

    Open source, very powerful. Can be hosted independently on own hardware but also as-a-service. Does the exact same without limiting the user to one service provider or client.

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    BigBlueButton

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    101 alternatives to BigBlueButton 

    BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use BigBlueButton to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  Desktop SharingBigBlueButton enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
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