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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. Franz icon

    Franz

    • Mac
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    67 alternatives to Franz 

    Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux.

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    Most users think Franz is a great alternative to Skype.
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    There is no video call function in this application

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    FaceTime

    • Mac
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    127 alternatives to FaceTime 

    FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iOS and Mac OS.

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    1.  VoiP CallsFaceTime allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Almost everyone thinks FaceTime is a great alternative to Skype.
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    requirements: MacOS 10.6.6 or later

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    Nextcloud Talk

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    • Android
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Nextcloud
    82 alternatives to Nextcloud Talk 

    Nextcloud Talk is a fully self-hosted audio/video and chat communication service. It features web and mobile apps and is designed to offer the highest degree of security while being easy to use.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Nextcloud Talk to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud Talk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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      Telegram X

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Telegram
      208 alternatives to Telegram X 

      An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features.

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      1.  Ad-freeTelegram X doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
      3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Telegram X.
      4.  VoiP CallsTelegram X allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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      WeChat

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      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      167 alternatives to WeChat 

      WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app. Free, cross-platform, and full-featured, WeChat is the best way to keep in touch with everyone you care about.

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      Almost everyone thinks WeChat is a great alternative to Skype.
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      It's got loads of features, and is faster & more reliable than Skype or Facetime

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      Trillian

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      140 alternatives to Trillian 

      Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops while keeping your chats neatly synchronized between all of them! We think conversation should be easily shared between all of your devices, not trapped as text messages on your phone.

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      Guilded

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      101 alternatives to Guilded 

      An advanced gaming chat platform competitor to Discord with features like calendars, advanced voice chat, and forums to better manage and grow your gaming communities.

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      1.  Calendar IntegrationGuilded lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
      2.  VoiP CallsGuilded allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
      Chat for gaming communities
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      ICQ

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      • Windows Mobile
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      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
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      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      103 alternatives to ICQ 

      ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).

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      Most users think ICQ is a great alternative to Skype.
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      Briefing

      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
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      • Self-Hosted
      144 alternatives to Briefing 

      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. The website that provides the web application and mediates the communication stores as little data as...

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      Whereby

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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
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      131 alternatives to Whereby 

      Video conversations with up to 8 people in your browser - no downloads, no login. Just name your channel and you are on. Works in all modern browsers, even mobile.

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      1.  Screen SharingYou can use Whereby to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
      2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Whereby without registration.
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      Whereby vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Whereby is a great alternative to Skype.
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      You don't have to download it & it has no ads

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      Better sound and video quality and less complicated. Can also be used without an account or subscription. More stable than Skype and Hangouts.

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