Skype AlternativesOnly apps categorised as Instant Messengers
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.
- - Signal is the most popular Windows, Android, Mac & iPhone alternative to Skype.
- - Signal is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Skype.
Comments about Signal as a Alternative to Skype
this is like skype without the data log2
Free as in free beer, and fully open source !9
Strong encryption, high quality sound. Uses both WiFi and Mobile Data to grant the best possible quality. Recommended by Edward Snowden. Enjoy!2
Secure, encrypted, not owned by Microsoft or Facebook, keeps your data safe.9
End-to-end encryption and servers do not log data.11
Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
- - Telegram is the most popular Web-based & Android Tablet alternative to Skype.
Comments about Telegram as a Alternative to Skype
Most communication on Telegram is not encrypted. Still a good platform, but it's not secure by default.0
Allready telegram have video calls6
Skype needs ID for login while all these need network numbers16
Use it day by day. Stable, has good connection, high-quality chat features. And good enough to use for video calls.1
Telegram does not provide video calling.-8
Discord is a versatile communication platform that supports text, voice, and video interactions, offering organized servers for topic-focused discussions, customizable moderation tools, and low latency technology for smooth conversation and content sharing.
Comments about Discord as a Alternative to Skype
Better design, better quality, not by Microsoft7
At least Discord allows us to choose our username.17
Worse design, worse quality, unstable, developers are lazy. Despite not being owned by Microsoft, they sure want to be. Discord is a bigger privacy nightmare than Skype.0
Both functions mediocrely, Discord is better with groups than Skype. Video calls are equivalent imo. Had no issue with either. In the future Discord will be treated and looked at similarly to how we currently view and treat Skype. Would rather use the open-source encrypted Discord and Skype alternative like Element.0
Crashes everytime, full of errors and bugs, serious problems related to security and privacy, bad moderation, and many other reasons.-5
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 is the most popular Self-Hosted alternative to Skype.
Comments about Element as a Alternative to Skype
It's arguably the premier Matrix client, which is free software that is decentralized. Riot.im gives you the option to host a Matrix server yourself and connect to it. It also offers end-to-end encryption and high quality video and audio chat. Not to mention the modern UI.5
FOSS, free, open source, own nodes etc.1
Discord is like Skype but better. Element is like Discord but better.0
Cross platform in terms of Apps and equally good using a browser.1
Free, opensource and encrypted, with federation support and can be hosted on your servers.3
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.
Comments about Tox as a Alternative to Skype
It is completely decentralized, open source, you can freely choose your client (from terminal, over Windows, to iOS)12
Decentralized, Secure, Open-source, fast to setup, no ads.12
free for most of the feature. But no group chat yet, and difficult to sync between multiple devices.5
You cannot setup your microphone properly on any of the major clients. Useless-21
you cannot down load this program-14
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.
- - Slack is the most popular SaaS alternative to Skype.
Comments about Slack as a Alternative to Skype
With the new VOIP it has replaced Skype in our office.6
Prefer it to Skype in a Commercial environment2
Both great for separate purposes0
Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement
Comments about Jami as a Alternative to Skype
Very good alternative to Skype, WhatsApp and other mainstream chat software. Decentralised, free and open source!1
Jami seems to be really providing the service it declares and not interested in tracking its users in a confused way as other Skype alternatives do (ie Google Hangouts).3
Very fast and open source0
Not only is it free and open, they also do not record all your private conversations and use it against you. As a trial in New Zealand has shown, it also does not spy on your computer like Skype does and does not insert itself into everything.4
Fast, very secure and Open Source.5