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Open Source Jami Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Jami is Signal. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Jami and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Jami are Element, Jitsi Desktop, Jitsi Meet and Tox.

Jami alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Jami.
This page was last updated May 31, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
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Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement

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  1. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.

  2. Element

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • 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.

    Almost everyone thinks Element is a great alternative to Jami.


  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 Jami opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Tox is a great alternative to Jami.

    Tox is exactly like Jami, no centralized servers, p2p, and FOSS. Jami looks better but no dark mode. Tox looks... alright but it has dark mode

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    Tox is more mature. Also it has a longer curated Bootstrap servers list. Unfortunately, both apps are not 100% distributed, since both have Bootstrap nodes an nameservers.

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  6. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.

  7. RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and .

  8. Session is the world's first open-source, decentralised private messenger to use industry-leading Signal Protocol encryption — without asking for your phone number.

    Almost everyone thinks Session is a great alternative to Jami.
  9. Linphone

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Xfce

    Linphone is one of the most famous open source softphones in the world. It is fully SIP-based, for all calling, presence and IM features.

  10. Delta Chat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • FLATHUB
    • F-Droid

    Delta Chat looks and feels like other popular messenger apps, but does not involve centralized control, tracking or selling you, friends, colleagues or family out to large organizations. "Privacy by Design" has never been more fun.

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