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Skype Alternatives

Skype is described as 'is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions' and is a leading Group Chat app in the social & communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Skype for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Discord, which is free. Other great apps like Skype are Telegram, Signal, Tox and Wire.

Skype 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 Skype.
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  1. OpenTalk.eu icon

    OpenTalk.eu

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    8 alternatives to OpenTalk.eu 

    A secure video conferencing solution for businesses of all sizes. With focus on digital sovereignty and data protection.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use OpenTalk.eu to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  Dark ModeOpenTalk.eu supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Privacy focusedOpenTalk.eu is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  VoiP CallsOpenTalk.eu allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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  2. Tinychat icon

    Tinychat

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    71 alternatives to Tinychat 

    Tinychat is a video chat site created to help you meet new people. Browse through the free video chat rooms to meet friends; or upgrade and create your own chat room! A free app download is required for all Apple mobile devices and some Android devices.

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    Pickapp

    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    70 alternatives to Pickapp 

    Pickapp allows you to make secure video and voice calls.

    Call your chrome user friends anytime! While chrome is running you can receive calls.

    Features:

    • Video, voice, text chat
    • Desktop notifications
    • Take photo
    • Visual effects
    • Clean design
    • Easy to use.
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    1.  VoiP CallsPickapp allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    Discontinued

    The extension seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.2, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from Chrome Web Store.

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    Silent Phone

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    72 alternatives to Silent Phone 

    Silent Phone – Secure Encrypted Video & Voice Mobile Phone Calls

    You now have the ability to have secure encrypted phone calls between Silent Circle members, anywhere, anytime, with complete control.

    Make a secure call as easy as an ordinary call and be sure of real safety.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionSilent Phone has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  VoiP CallsSilent Phone allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Snikket

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Docker
    10 alternatives to Snikket 

    Snikket is an ambitious project to build a new kind of XMPP-based messaging platform.

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    1.  DecentralizedSnikket is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedSnikket is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingSnikket will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  VoiP CallsSnikket allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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      Starleaf

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      13 alternatives to Starleaf 

      StarLeaf enables seamless collaboration through intelligently engineered, reliable meeting room systems, superior video conferencing, and secure messaging.

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      1.  Screen SharingYou can use Starleaf to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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      Jackfruit

      • Online
      • Slack
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      110 alternatives to Jackfruit 

      Jackfruit is a Slack add-on that creates an always-on meeting room to any Slack channel that you add it to. Teams use it for meetings, stand-ups, pairing and one-on-ones.

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      1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Jackfruit simultaneously.
      2.  Screen SharingYou can use Jackfruit to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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        The website has been removed

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      • p2p.chat icon

        p2p.chat

        • Online
        • Self-Hosted
        42 alternatives to p2p.chat 

        p2p.chat is a free video conferencing application using WebRTC for peer-to-peer communication. No login required. No tracking. Decentralized.

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        1.  End-to-End Encryptionp2p.chat has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
        2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in p2p.chat without registration.
        3.  Privacy focusedp2p.chat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
        4.  No Trackingp2p.chat will not track you or use your personal data.
        5.  Decentralizedp2p.chat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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        oocam

        • Online
        55 alternatives to oocam 

        One to one webcam chat.

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      • TheONE icon

        TheONE

        • Online
        • Android
        • iPhone
        62 alternatives to TheONE 

        With TheONE professionals and consumers from all over the world can share their knowledge on request via live video interaction while getting paid per minute.

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        1.  Screen SharingYou can use TheONE to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
        2.  Ad-freeTheONE doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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