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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. Matrix.org icon

    Matrix.org

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    134 alternatives to Matrix.org 

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionMatrix.org has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  DecentralizedMatrix.org is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Multiple Account supportMatrix.org support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    4.  VoiP CallsMatrix.org allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    5.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Matrix.org simultaneously.
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    Most users think Matrix.org is a great alternative to Skype.
    Murz

    Feature-full modern free opensource instant messaging server with federation.

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  2. Linphone icon

    Linphone

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    76 alternatives to Linphone 

    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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    Almost everyone thinks Linphone is a great alternative to Skype.
    Guest

    Allows voice, video and text converstaions

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    Mattermost

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    121 alternatives to Mattermost 

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

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    Most users think Mattermost is a great alternative to Skype.
    MasteLrugarius

    Its oriented on enterprize

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    Viber

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    170 alternatives to Viber 

    With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.

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    1.  Desktop SharingViber enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    2.  VoiP CallsViber allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Most users think Viber is a great alternative to Skype.
    Guest

    Nearly all features that Skype offers plus CALL TRANSFERS from one device to another.

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    edlee

    Viber is a poor clone of WhatsApp

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    walkerrobin79

    had no problems until now and really high security standards

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  5. Zoom icon

    Zoom

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    213 alternatives to Zoom 

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

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Zoom to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Zoom without registration.
    3.  Ad-freeZoom doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    jwr

    Video-conferencing that actually works!

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    Rocket.Chat

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    131 alternatives to Rocket.Chat 

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

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    1.  Ad-freeRocket.Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRocket.Chat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Rocket.Chat to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Rocket.Chat vs Skype opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Rocket.Chat is a great alternative to Skype.
    edlee

    Good alternative to Slack because it is free and self-hosted.

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    Zulip

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    225 alternatives to Zulip 

    Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations. Zulip's threading makes it easy for people not always on chat (like managers, remote team members, contractors, part-time workers, etc) to weigh in on...

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    TeamSpeak

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    43 alternatives to TeamSpeak 

    TeamSpeak is a proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone conference call. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone.

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    1.  VoiP CallsTeamSpeak allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  DecentralizedTeamSpeak is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Most users think TeamSpeak is a great alternative to Skype.
    Guest

    Self-hosted, privacy, encrypted, free license for 32 slots

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    Facebook Messenger

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    195 alternatives to Facebook Messenger 

    Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.

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    1.  VoiP CallsFacebook Messenger allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Face FilterFacebook Messenger uses augmented reality to overlay visual effects/elements on a live video or image.
    3.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook Messenger.
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  10. Microsoft Teams icon

    Microsoft Teams

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    238 alternatives to Microsoft Teams 

    Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates your team's people, content, and tools to be increase engagement and efficacy.

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    1.  Calendar ViewMicrosoft Teams has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Teams simultaneously.
    3.  RemindersMicrosoft Teams allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    4.  Live Captions TranslationMicrosoft Teams can add captions to a video call, audio messages or multimedia file and translate them in real time.
    5.  VoiP CallsMicrosoft Teams allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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