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Open Source Jitsi Desktop Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Jitsi Desktop is Jami. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Jitsi Desktop and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Jitsi Desktop are Pidgin, Linphone, Briefing and Empathy.

Jitsi Desktop alternatives are mainly Video Calling Apps but may also be Group Chat Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Jitsi Desktop.
This page was last updated Jul 1, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • BSD
  • Self-Hosted

Jitsi Desktop (previously SIP Communicator) is a legacy audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption, precedessor...

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    Jami

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

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

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    Jami vs Jitsi Desktop opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Jami is a great alternative to Jitsi Desktop.
    POX

    Jami (formerly Ring) is a good alternative to Skype and Zoom that's encrypted and respects the user's privacy. It works great across all major platforms and offers many interesting features.

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  2. 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.

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    Pidgin vs Jitsi Desktop opinions
    Some users think Pidgin is a great alternative to Jitsi Desktop, some don't.
    igenn

    Pidgin does not support voice/video calls.

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    DukeRusty

    Much more reliable than Jitsi has been for me

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    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.

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    Linphone vs Jitsi Desktop opinions
    Most users think Linphone is a great alternative to Jitsi Desktop.

    FLOSS, largely cross platform

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    Briefing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted

    The preservation of privacy is the main driver for this project. Secure technologies, such as WebRTC, are used to establish a direct connection between the participants.

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  5. 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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  6. kMeet is a videoconferencing solution that respects your privacy for all your discussions.

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  7. An encrypted instant messaging with video call and GPS features for android.

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  8. Apache OpenMeeting is a free and open-source software for group communication and collaboration.

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    Librem Chat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • PureOS (Purism)
    • F-Droid

    Librem Chat offers you an end-to-end encrypted chat application including text, voice, and video for one-on-one calls and large group chats. Based on the universal Matrix chat protocol ensuring you can communicate with people inside or outside the librem.

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  10. BeagleIM is a lightweight and powerful XMPP client developed by Tigase, Inc. It provides an easy way to start using the XMPP Protocol (formerly known as Jabber) if you've never used it before. Veterans of the protocol will find many features here they are familiar.

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