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 one of the leading apps in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Skype for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Online / Web-based, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Discord, which is free. Other great apps like Skype are Telegram (Free), Signal (Free, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Hangouts (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

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      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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      Some users think Facebook Messenger is a great alternative to Skype, some don't.
    1. 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.
      Franz vs Skype opinions
      Most users think Franz is a great alternative to Skype.
      There is no video call function in this application
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    2. 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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    3. FaceTime is a video calling software feature developed by Apple for the iOS and Mac OS.
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      FaceTime vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FaceTime is a great alternative to Skype.
      requirements: MacOS 10.6.6 or later
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    4. 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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      Whereby vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Whereby is a great alternative to Skype.
      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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      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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      WeChat vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks WeChat is a great alternative to Skype.
      It's got loads of features, and is faster & more reliable than Skype or Facetime
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail organized in an email format, free US long distance calls, low rates on international calls, and many free calling features, including transcripts, call blocking, call screening, conference calling, SMS, and more.
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      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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      LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.
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      LINE vs Skype opinions
      Most users think LINE is a great alternative to Skype.
      gyasettin Line is more responsive and reliable than Skype on mobile phones.
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    6. 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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