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Free Microsoft Teams Alternatives

The best free alternative to Microsoft Teams is Element, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Teams and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Microsoft Teams are Jitsi Meet, Slack, Wire and Jami.

Microsoft Teams alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Team Collaboration Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Teams.
This page was last updated May 31, 2022
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  1. Element

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron

    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.

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

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  2. 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.

    Jitsi Meet vs Microsoft Teams opinions
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    good software alternative to Meet

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  3. Slack

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

    Most users think Slack is a great alternative to Microsoft Teams.
  4. Wire

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
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    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • 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.

  5. Jami

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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



  6. 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!

  7. Mattermost

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    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron

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

    Mattermost vs Microsoft Teams opinions
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    Easy to install, free of charge and self hosted.

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

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

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

    Rocket.Chat vs Microsoft Teams opinions
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    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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  10. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

    Zulip vs Microsoft Teams opinions
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    The threading feature makes conversations organized, it bring the best of chat and email together

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